Susan Ann Read, 88, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, April 23, 2018.
Born in Laketon, Indiana on September 12, 1929, Sue was the daughter of John H. and Marjory H. (Ferry) Frederick. She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1947. After high school, Sue attended Indiana University-Bloomington for 2 years before continuing her education at Indiana University- South Bend.
Sue married Lester D. Read on March 27, 1949 in the Evangelical United Brethren Church, now Trinity United Methodist Church. The couple would make Plymouth their home and raise four children: Nancy, Steven, Jane and Jeffrey.
She worked for the family business, Plymouth Fertilizer Company, from 1949 to 2016.
Sue was a life-long member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was very involved with various church activities, and was the organist, pianist and accompanist for church services for over 70 years.
Sue taught piano lessons for 32 years. She also played organ and piano for Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home and Van Gilder Funeral Home for over 50 years. Music meant so much to Sue than she accompanied almost all of her grandchildren on solos and musical ensembles, and encouraged every grandchild to take an interest in playing a musical instrument.
She was a Tri Kappa Member and past President of the Associate Chapter. She was the Parade Grand Marshall for the 1995 Blueberry Festival Parade, walking the entire way in heels. Sue, alongside Jenny Greenlee, were the original coordinators of Meals on Wheels in Plymouth for 32 years; back when meals only cost $0.65.
Sue is survived by her children: Nancy Frye of Donaldson and her son, Timothy (Tasha) Frye, Steven (Sandra) Read of Bremen and their children, Rob Riewoldt and Lauren Read, Jane (Matthew) Schori of Warsaw and their children, Abby (Andy) Naunheimer, Erica (Johnathan) Sutherlin and Zachary Schori, and Jeffrey (Suzette) Read of Plymouth and their children, Mitchell (Kayla) Read, Nicholas Read and Libby Read; great-grandchildren: Jonny, Felicity, Aaron, Ava, Case, Rayne and Grayson; and her brother, Joe (Lorraine) Frederick of Beaver Dam Lake, Indiana and their daughters.
She was preceded in death by Lester on July 9, 2016 and her parents.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday April 27, 2018 in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. The Tri Kappa Sorority will perform a rite at 5:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Trinity United Methodist Church, 425 S. Michigan Street, Plymouth with Pastor Bob Land officiating. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service in the church.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.
Funeral Director - Caryn E. Durski - Caryn@Johnson-Danielson.com