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Sue Pewitt

Sue Pewitt, retired funeral director, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 11, 2023.  She passed away at her home in Cape Girardeau.

Sue was born March 19, 1928, in Van Buren, Missouri, to Ray and Dollie Standley.  She and Charles S. “Bud” Pewitt were married December 11, 1949.  They made their home in Ellington, Missouri, where they owned and operated Pewitt Funeral Home for nearly 50 years.  In 2002, they moved to Cape Girardeau to be near their children and grandchildren.  Sue and Bud had been married nearly 59 years when Bud passed away October 29, 2008.

Sue’s family was the love of her life.  She had ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and attending their school events was Sue’s top priority.   Sue also enjoyed playing the organ, weaving, watercolor painting, ceramics, music, dancing, and especially spending time with her family.  Sue loved gardening and obtained her certification as a Master Gardener from the Garden Club of Missouri.

Sue was a faithful member of Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, and a former member of Ellington United Methodist Church.  Her favorite scripture is Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life.”

Loving survivors include three children and their spouses, Susan (Lonnie) Stroder and Dr. Charles S. Pewitt of Jackson, and Dr. Julia (Mitch) Kinder of Brentwood, Tennessee.  Sue’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren include: Tim (Karie) Stroder and children Josie and Riley Charles Stroder; Ryan Stroder; Alex Stroder (Clarissa); Megan Pewitt (Darby); Lindsey Pewitt; Alexa Pewitt (Brandon); Landry Pewitt; and Ella, Paxton, and Dexter Kinder. Nieces and nephews include Patricia, Michael, William, and Larry Casey; Charles, David, Rick, and Brian Standley.  Great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends are also cherished.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two siblings, Loveda (John) Casey and Franklin (Geneva) Standley; and her parents.

Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.  The Rev. Jeff Estes will conduct the funeral service at 6 p.m, Wednesday February 15, 2023.

The Rev. Jim Cooper will conduct a graveside service at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2023, at Ellington Memorial Cemetery in Ellington, Missouri, where Sue will rest next to Bud.

The family appreciates memorial contributions to Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau; Ellington United Methodist Church; or Ellington Memorial Cemetery.

Sue asked that her life be celebrated.  Please share your memories online with the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab above Sue’s obituary article at  Sue would want to be remembered when you hear Glenn Miller’s Orchestra, see a dogwood tree, and when you plant flowers this spring.

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