Sue has lived in the Lansing area most of her life, graduating from J.W. Sexton High School, January class of 1961. She received a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. Sue began her advance planning counseling career with First Michigan Funeral Funding and has been affiliated with Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes since 1989 and was a recipient of the 2001 Presidents Award for Counselor of the Year (North American Northern Region). Memberships and affiliations include: life member of Michigan State University Alumni; St. Gerard Church; certified volunteer for Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) with Tri-County Office on Aging for 7 years; Dames of Delta; and volunteer for various activities at St. Gerard School and Catholic Central Board of Academic Boosters. She enjoys traveling, shopping, antiquing, interior design, theater and fine cuisine. She is also an avid Spartan football fan, supporter of the Ralph Young Fund and co-chairman of all her high school class reunions. Sue is widowed and has one daughter, Sheri.