NORMAN — Ida “Sue” Neidhart was born Feb. 24, 1917, in Ohio. She passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Edmond, 1300 SE 33rd, with interment following at Sunset Memorial Park in Norman.
Sue attended public schools in Ohio. Sue was united in marriage to Wes Neidhart on July 24, 1938, in Greenup, Ky. Soon after their marriage, Sue and Wes were blessed with the birth of their first child, Joyce, and a few years later, they welcomed their son, Bob. Sue and Wes moved to Norman in 1968, where Sue was a homemaker. Sue and Wes traveled extensively in their motor home, where she enjoyed sitting around the campfire. The two of them served as National Parks Hosts for 28 years, planning and hosting friends from around the United States. In her younger years, she enjoyed riding motorcycles with Wes, especially the Indian and Harley. Sue loved crocheting, knitting and reading a good book. Sue enjoyed playing board and table games, especially Mexican train dominos, with her family and friends while eating popcorn and sipping Colorado Kool Aide. She loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, laughing and joking with them, making unforgettable memories.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of nearly 73 years, Wes; one grandson, Troy Neidhart on Sept. 11, 2002; one foster son, Paul Rice; and three brothers.
Sue is survived by one son, Bob Neidhart and his wife Sherry of Norman; one daughter, Joyce Stone and her husband Richard of Jones; one foster daughter, Joyce Bowen and her husband Gordon of Kendallville, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Terry Green and his wife Karen, Amy K. Roberts and her husband Bob, Rodney Green and his wife Kathy, John Stewart and his wife Michelle, Melissa Murfitt and her husband Michael, Michael Green and his wife Ramona, Dianna Jackson and her husband Ken and Jason Stewart; 17 great-grandchildren, Amber Cummings, Garrett Green, Keith Green, Jessica Green, Kevin Green, Emily Jackson, Krystal Jackson, Danisha Koone, Derick Koone, Princess Neidhart, Angel Salyer, Brieana Reich, Chelsee Stewart, Whitney Stewart, Gracie Stewart, Miles Murfitt and Maisie Murfitt; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Havenbrook Funeral Home.
Arrangements for Sue and her family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Monday, March 4, 2013