Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sara Sue Michie started her new journey home on May 29, 2018 in the privacy of her own home in Hayti. She was 79.

Sue was born March 8, 1939 in Ironton, MO. She was the daughter of Ted and Georgia Jones and the sister of Ron and Don Jones. She attended Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO and completed her education at the University of Missouri with a teaching degree in elementary education. She married Duane Michie on June 3, 1960.

Duane and Sue moved to Pemiscot County in the year of 1961. Duane began his career in banking at First State Bank in Trust while Sue pursued her career in teaching. She taught various grade levels during her seventeen-year career. After retiring, her life season then involved taking care of her family, people in the community, traveling, playing golf, and cooking. In Sue’s spare time, she became a published author and wrote two books, “Thought Seeds” and “Neggie and Possie”. She was an active member at the Hayti United Methodist Church using her voice to serve. Sue was the definition of class, elegance, and sophistication. The motto Duane and Sue lived by was “Family First”. Holidays and get togethers were always filled with love, laughter,and lots of food.

Sue is survived by three daughters and one son, daughter Teri Sue Carnell and her husband Steve Carnell of Hayti, MO, daughter, Tina Marie Michie of Cape Girardeau, MO, daughter, Sara Lynn Michie of Bernie, MO, son Gary Duane Michie and his wife Melissa Michie of Gordonville, MO. She was blessed with six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Granddaughter Sonya and her husband Chris and their two children, Zayden and Ava Sledge of Kennett, her grandson, Dustin and his wife Amanda and their two children, Emerstyn and Westyn Boatwright of Kelso,MO, granddaughter Ashley and her husband Joel and their two daughters, Eloise and Eleanor McCrary of Ozark, MO, grandsons Skyler Carnell of Kennett, and Tyler Michie of Las Vegas, NV, granddaughter, Kesler Michie of Gordonville, MO. Sue leaves behind a host of family and friends that she dearly loved.

Family celebrated the life of Sue on June 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti. Officiating were family members, Brother Doug Wahls and Chaplain Jarred Hancock. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti. Pallbearers were Gary Michie, Tyler Michie, Chris Sledge, Joel McCrary, Dustin Boatright, Skyler Carnell, and Steve Carnell.