Sue Ann Roller

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sue Ann Roller, age 70, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016, while at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., with her family by her side.

Sue was born to Jeff and Lorene (Carrothers) Wood on March 20, 1946 in rural Pierce City, Mo., living all her life in Barry and Lawrence County areas. Sue attended grade school and high school in Pierce City. She had worked for Sarago Mfg. Company in Pierce City and for the Purdy School System where she worked in the cafeteria for 23 years as a Cook. She became acquainted with many young students coming through her food line, where they became close friends to her. When a child was hungry, Sue would give extra food to that child even though it was against the rules.

On March 11, 1966, Sue and Larry were united in marriage. To this union was born one daughter, Kimberly. Sue is survived by her husband Larry, of the home; her daughter, Kimberly Stevens and husband Wayne, of Purdy; one grandson, Jake Horner and wife Abbie, of Monett. Also surviving is one sister, Freda Winton and husband Gary, of Pierce City; one sister-in-law, Yvonne Wood, of Pierce City; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Lorene (Carrothers) Wood; two brothers, Bob Wood, of Pierce City and Leroy Wood, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Wood, of Phoenix.

Sue began her Christian life at a young age, but in her early twenties she realized that she had not been saved. At that time, she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and began serving the Lord. She attended the First Freewill Baptist Church of Purdy, Mo., serving as a Youth Sunday School Teacher and serving on the flower hospitality and other committees. Presently, she attended New Site Baptist Church in Monett.

Sue had been plagued with many health problems and surgeries, but through it all, she remained true to the Lord.

Sue and Larry recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by making a trip to Jamaica.

Her hobbies included decorating her home which she truly loved, making flower arrangements, wreath's, cooking, going to flea markets which would always put a smile on her face and going fishing with her husband.

Sue was a very caring and loving person, having a special love for her family. She enjoyed taking food to those in need, making flower wreaths for neighbors and friends and visiting the elderly. She also had a special place in her heart for animals and giving to the animal shelter. On many occasions, Sue was blessed with being able to care for a special little dog named Lilly for neighbors.

Funeral services for Mrs. Roller will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, New Site Baptist Church in Monett with Reverend Aaron Weibel and Reverend Rocky Harris officiating. Interment will be at the Pierce City Cemetery, Pierce City, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the New Site Baptist Church or to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (for the animal shelter being built in Monett) in care of the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.