Mary Suzanne “Sue” Maddux, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 9:04 p.m. shortly after arrival at Adena Fayette Medical Center.

Sue was born January 29, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the only child of Charles Bernard and Mary Etta Grosse Renneckar.  She was a 1955 graduate of Anderson High School in Cincinnati and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1959 from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health.   She moved to Washington Court House in 1967, from Cincinnati.

She was a public health nurse with the City of Cincinnati Board of Health from 1959-1960.  She also was a maternity ward nurse at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati.  After moving to Washington Court House, she was a nurse at Quiet Acres Nursing Home from 1967-1970.  She worked at the Fayette County Health Department from 1970 until 2000, at which time she retired as director of family planning.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher.  She had also served as an elder and deacon and chairperson of the trustees and was a past president of the Women’s Association.  She joined the Eastern Star on April 26, 1956, and was a member of Jefferson Chapter #300 of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was past president and served on the board of directors of Community Action.  She had also served on the boards of the United Way, Head Start, Ohio Public Health Association, Ohio Family Planning and Campfire, of which she had also been a local leader.  She was the local health department’s representative to the food bank.  She was on the curriculum planning committee at Miami Trace and served as a grief counselor at both Miami Trace and Washington Schools. She served on the advisory board of the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center and the Fayette County Community Concert Association. She was past president of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health Alumni Association, the Fayette County Professional Nurses Association, and the Washington Court House Kiwanianne Club.  She had been a member of Mother’s Circle of DeMolay and was a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging.  She loved traveling, especially to Hawaii.

She had a passion for making cross bookmarks and giving them to people, not only locally, but also to people of other countries, including celebrities.  She made over 6000 bookmarks and has them in approximately 40 countries and has letters of gratitude from many people, including the Queen of England.

On March 13, 1959, she married Richard Harold Maddux.  He preceded her in death on May 19, 2016.  She was also preceded by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Phillip and Shirley Maddux.

Sue is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Graham (Butch) Roberts of Washington Court House; two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Karla Maddux of Murfreesboro, TN and Roger and Tracey Maddux of Washington Court House;  seven grandchildren, Joshua, Bryan, Jacob, McKenzie, Tyler, Erik, and Laura; seven great grandchildren, Rilyn, Kahlen, Kyron, Karleigh, Kaia, Slone and Harrison and three nieces, Pam Cindy and Lori.

An Eastern Star service, which is open to the public, will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.  A celebration of life service will immediately follow the Eastern Star service with the Rev. Steve Brand, pastor at the church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church, Saturday from 12 Noon until the time of the service.

Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Cincinnati.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Food Pantry at the First Presbyterian Church, 214 North Hinde Street or Shriner’s Hospital, c/o The Washington Shrine Club, P.O. Box 164, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.



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  • Harriet Woodfork Evans says:

    To Family,
    Worked at Health Dept. Yrs ago with Sue. She was such a a special, caring and dedicated lady. Such a wonderful legacy she left. May her family relish in memories she left us. God grant you peace and comfort.