Sue Burrow (79) of Altamont


Published on April 28 2012 6:11 pm

Sue Burrow 79 years old of Altamont, passed away Wednesday morning, April 18, 2012 at 8:30 AM at her home.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday morning April 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altamont, Illinois with the Dr. Rev. James F. Wright officiating.  Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, April 20, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois with a DAR burial ceremony to be held at the beginning of the visitation at 5:00 pm. A visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at the church.  Burial Rites: will follow the funeral services at the Immanuel Lutheran Church cemetery.

Clara Sue Burrow was born August 30, 1932 at home in Cox City, Oklahoma, a daughter into the family of James and Merle Pribble-Prater. Sue was the third child of four siblings born into this Christian family.  Hard work and a strong faith were part of her family life. Her family moved to Altamont shortly after her birth in about 1935. She received her high school diploma from the Altamont High School and then was employed by George and Delphine Bohlander at their drug store.  She married Charles Edward Burrow on September 4, 1953 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont, Illinois by the Rev. John Meyer. After her young daughters were in the parochial school Sue began her 25-year secretary career for the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Sue served her church and community well by providing her time as a Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout Troup #140 leader, and 4-H leader. She was a superintendent for the exhibition hall at the Effingham County Fair for many years in baking and canning division. Sue was a proud member of the Ann Crooker St. Clair Chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and with her late husband the Exxon Annuitants Club.

Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 203 East Division Street, Altamont, Illinois 62411 and or the Donor’s Choice.

She is survived by her: Daughters: Andrea Jeanne (husband, Stan) Mason and their children Donna Bisby and her children: Sarah and Seth Bisby; Jennifer (husband James) Wright and their children: Jonathan Mason James and Brandon Wright; Angela Mason and her children Taylor Marie, Audrey Lynn and Dylan Thomas Roach; Thomas Edward Mason and his son Jaydon Thomas Mason All of: Mechanicsburg, Illinois; Miss Susan Jeanette Burrow Altamont, Illinois...1-Brother: B. A. (wife, Ann) Prater Hopedale, Illinois

She was preceded in death by her: Parents: James Ruben Prater and Merle Agnes Pribble-Prater; Sister: Miss Vivian J. Prater; Husband: Charles Edward Burrow; Great Grandson: Michael Douglas Bisby and a twin sister, Mary Lou Prater who died at birth.

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