In Loving Memory: Susan G. McKinney
Susan Geraldine McKinney passed away at age 73 at University Hospital in Aurora, Colorado on Saturday February 29, 2020. She was surrounded by loving family and while listening to her favorite music as God called her Home.
Susan was born in Glendale, a suburb of Cincinnati, OH on 8/16/46 to Janet Williams and Milton Henderson. She was the middle child of 7 siblings. She attended the historic Eckstein school then Glendale Elementary after it was integrated. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1964, voted the “Most Humorous” in her class.
Susan got her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Cincinnati in 1980 while a working single mother with three children, John, Michele, and Kristin. She had a teaching career that saw her traveling back and forth from Cincinnati to Washington, D.C. where she taught English as a second language to students at the Pentagon. She then entered a career in social work for the Hamilton County Department of Health and Human Services from which she retired in 2006. After retirement, she moved to Centennial, Colorado to be close to her grandchildren.
Susan enjoyed languages, word games, crossword puzzles, Bingo, reading books, and all manner of sports, but especially football and basketball. Above all, Susan enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a quick-wit, brilliant writer, and had a beautiful smile and laugh that could light up a room. She was confident, strong, loving and empathetic all at once-- a great Mother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Grandmother (“Grandma Sue”).
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Janet Williams and Milton Henderson; brother, Gordon “Butch” Henderson; and son, John M. McKinney.
She is survived by her siblings Ernestine Holland, Charles Henderson, George Henderson, and Margaret Henderson; daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Michael Phipps and Kristin McKinney and Yasser Sedhom; her grandchildren whom she adored, Rifky, Rami, and Mira Sedhom, as well as an abundance of nieces and nephews.
She loved well and was loved immensely. She will be sorely missed.
Her services will be held at Drinkwine Family Mortuary on 3/14/20 at 11:00 A.M. She will be interred at Littleton Cemetery with reception to follow at Romano’s family restaurant in Littleton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be also made to the Denver Rescue Mission www.denverrescuemission.org.
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