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Sue Ellen Rudy

Marion, Ohio

July 10, 1943 - June 6, 2024

Sue Ellen Rudy Obituary

Sue Ellen Rudy, age 80, of Delaware, Ohio and formerly of Marion, peacefully entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Dublin Methodist Hospital with her loving family by her side.


Sue was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 10, 1943, the daughter of the late Roland and Sue (Myser) Sayre. She was raised in Wooster, Ohio, graduating from Wooster High School in 1961. She furthered her education at Muskingum University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1965. She additionally took graduate study courses at The Ohio State University in Marion.


While attending Muskingum, Sue became a member of the Chi Alpha Nu (Kianu) sorority and eventually met the love of her life, a Mace, William “Bill” Rudy. They were united in marriage on June 5, 1965, the day before their college graduation and celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary just a day before her passing.


Following graduation, Sue and Bill moved to Marion, Ohio, to both become educators for the Marion City Schools. Sue positively impacted the lives of hundreds of students among the halls of Pearl Street, Glenwood, and George Washington Elementary Schools for twenty-six years, retiring in 2001.


Sue was a very faithful, 50-plus-year member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Marion. Following a move to Delaware in 2021 to be closer to family, Sue and Bill transferred their membership to Stonybrook United Methodist Church in Gahanna, where their son-in-law, Rev. David Hoffman, is the senior pastor.


As snowbirds, Sue and Bill loved spending their winters at Royal Coachman Resort in Nokomis, Florida for the last 23 years. Sue will be missed by her many Florida friends from across the country who continue to head south each winter.


Sue was actively involved in crafting and was a talented painter, with folk art and rosemaling being two of her favorite painting styles. In addition to her winters in Florida, she also loved traveling, boating, and spending time with her beautiful granddaughters, Andrea and Alyson.


Sue was an exceptional wife, loving mother, and adoring grandmother. Her family teased that she also deserves “extra credit” for putting up with Bill for 59 years.


Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Bill; her two children, Melissa (Rev. David) Hoffman of Lewis Center and Christopher (Lindsay) Rudy of Columbus; twin granddaughters: Andrea and Alyson Hoffman also of Lewis Center; and her sister-in-law, Patricia (Chuck) Coutellier of Hilliard. In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Carolyn Rudy.


Her family will greet friends from 4-7 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 249 E. Center St. in Marion. Services honoring her life will also be held at Epworth at 11 am on Friday, June 14, 2024 with the Rev. Jennifer Bass officiating. A luncheon will be served at the church following her service for all who wish to attend. For those unable to attend her service, it will be live-streamed on the Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DenzerChapelSFH) starting 10 minutes before the service begins on Friday. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date in Marion Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation (https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/giving), the Marion Area Humane Society, 2264 Richland Rd, Marion, OH 43302 (https://mahspets.org/), or to a charity close to your heart.


On behalf of her entire family, special thanks and deep appreciation are extended to Dr. Jason Shoemaker and his team, as well as the entire nursing staff of Dublin Methodist Hospital and the Medflight Team for their remarkable level of care and compassion.


Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Sue’s family; and your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Sue Ellen Rudy hosted by Snyder Funeral Homes.

Sue Ellen Rudy, age 80, of Delaware, Ohio and formerly of Marion, peacefully entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Dublin Methodist Hospital with her loving family by her side.


Sue was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 10, 1943, the daughter of the late Roland and Sue (Myser) Sayre. She was raised in Wooster, Ohio, graduating from Wooster High School in 1961. She furthered her education at Muskingum University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1965. She additionally took graduate study courses at The Ohio State University in Marion.


While attending Muskingum, Sue became a member of the Chi Alpha Nu (Kianu) sorority and eventually met the love of her life, a Mace, William “Bill” Rudy. They were united in marriage on June 5, 1965, the day before their college graduation and celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary just a day before her passing.


Following graduation, Sue and Bill moved to Marion, Ohio, to both become educators for the Marion City Schools. Sue positively impacted the lives of hundreds of students among the halls of Pearl Street, Glenwood, and George Washington Elementary Schools for twenty-six years, retiring in 2001.


Sue was a very faithful, 50-plus-year member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Marion. Following a move to Delaware in 2021 to be closer to family, Sue and Bill transferred their membership to Stonybrook United Methodist Church in Gahanna, where their son-in-law, Rev. David Hoffman, is the senior pastor.


As snowbirds, Sue and Bill loved spending their winters at Royal Coachman Resort in Nokomis, Florida for the last 23 years. Sue will be missed by her many Florida friends from across the country who continue to head south each winter.


Sue was actively involved in crafting and was a talented painter, with folk art and rosemaling being two of her favorite painting styles. In addition to her winters in Florida, she also loved traveling, boating, and spending time with her beautiful granddaughters, Andrea and Alyson.


Sue was an exceptional wife, loving mother, and adoring grandmother. Her family teased that she also deserves “extra credit” for putting up with Bill for 59 years.


Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Bill; her two children, Melissa (Rev. David) Hoffman of Lewis Center and Christopher (Lindsay) Rudy of Columbus; twin granddaughters: Andrea and Alyson Hoffman also of Lewis Center; and her sister-in-law, Patricia (Chuck) Coutellier of Hilliard. In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Carolyn Rudy.


Her family will greet friends from 4-7 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 249 E. Center St. in Marion. Services honoring her life will also be held at Epworth at 11 am on Friday, June 14, 2024 with the Rev. Jennifer Bass officiating. A luncheon will be served at the church following her service for all who wish to attend. For those unable to attend her service, it will be live-streamed on the Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DenzerChapelSFH) starting 10 minutes before the service begins on Friday. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date in Marion Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation (https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/giving), the Marion Area Humane Society, 2264 Richland Rd, Marion, OH 43302 (https://mahspets.org/), or to a charity close to your heart.


On behalf of her entire family, special thanks and deep appreciation are extended to Dr. Jason Shoemaker and his team, as well as the entire nursing staff of Dublin Methodist Hospital and the Medflight Team for their remarkable level of care and compassion.


Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Sue’s family; and your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Sue Ellen Rudy hosted by Snyder Funeral Homes.

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