Nina Sue (Neal) Sumpter, age 82, of Moberly, MO, passed away surrounded by family on May 20, 2023. Sue was born on June 24, 1940 in Harrisburg, MO, to William “Bill” Neal and Gracie Lee Crutchfield. On July 5, 1960, she married Vernon Sumpter in Moberly, MO. They would have celebrated 63 years of marriage this year. She was a member of Fairview Christian Church.
Sue worked several different jobs over the years including waitressing, cafeteria server at MRMC, and factory work as well. Her true love in life was her family. Her greatest accomplishment was being a devoted wife, wonderful loving mother, and grandma. Sue loved every little baby she could get her hands on. She loved cooking, canning, and her garden. Everyone loved her homemade noodles and pies. Her hobbies over the years were mushroom and arrowhead hunting, berry picking, and she made countless beautiful, crocheted blankets and quilts. If she wasn’t busy enough with all of that, you would find her playing bingo, which was one of her favorite things to do.
Sue was the sweetest and most kind soul. She loved her family fiercely and will be sadly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shauna Hoefelman; five brothers, Ted Neal, Willard “Buddy” Neal, Jimmy Neal, Johnny Neal, and infant Bobby Neal; four sisters, Pearlie “Weegie” Smith, Bessie Thurman, Thelma Noel, and Laura “Dollie” Brooks.
Sue is survived by her husband, Vernon G.; her children, Vernon “Dean” Sumpter (Lisa) of Moberly, Anthony “Tony” Sumpter (Marjean) of Englewood, MO and Lana Willingham (Eric) of Moberly; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
We know her youngest daughter, Shauna, deceased in 1995 was waiting with arms open wide to greet her sweet mama and rejoice with her in heaven.
In Lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Words of comfort were shared with the family at a visitation that was held in the Cater Funeral Home Chapel, followed by Funeral services honoring Sue’s life. Committal prayer and burial took place at the Fairview Cemetery.