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Susan Lee Saunders

September 13, 2019

 

Life Sketch for Susan “Sue” Lee Saunders

Susan ” Sue” Lee  Saunders, 73, passed away in her home in Wichita, Kansas on Friday, September 13, 2019.

She was born on July 14, 1946 to William “Bill” Novikoff and Carrie “Onilee” (Oliver) Murray in Lynwood, California.

She married the Love of Her Life Jack Saunders in St. George, Utah on March 2, 1963. They were both very proud in the fact that against all the odds they were married for 56 years prior to her passing.

Sue was not only an outstanding homemaker, mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend she was also a pillar of strength, compassion and guidance for all those she loved and who cherished her as well. She enjoyed bargain shopping, HGTV, being with her family and “Counting Her Chickens”. She touched the lives of all those around  her with a Kind Spirit, Loving Heart and That perfect touch of Orneriness  & Mischievousness.

She is survived by her husband: Jack Saunders; mother in law: Carol Saunders; children: Nancy Love, Caren Saunders, Sandy & Todd Burris, Bonnie Saunders & Jackson Bradley; grandchildren:  Robert McLemore & Maranda Martinez, Chad Rumsey, Brad Rumsey & Alicia Rustan,  Jessica Clem (Bradley),  John Burris and Carrianne Burris; great grandchildren: Nevaeh, Gunner and Hunter Rumsey, Alexis “Lexie” Rumsey  and Khloe Phan; brothers: Leon Novikoff, Michael “Mike” Coverdale, Robert “Bob” David, Ronald “Ron” Saunders, Rick Blackwood and sisters: Nancy Jane George; Linda Novikoff, Lesa Coverdale ; Cherie David, Jonelle Blackwood,Mi-Ling Sauders, Karen Shultz, Cynde Goertzen, Elaine Saunders and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: David Novikoff, Donald “Don” Saunders; great grandchild Bradley Rumsey and other family members.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 20th at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. A public visitation will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th at Petersen Funeral Home.   The family will there between 6:00-8:00 p.m. to greet friends & family. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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18 thoughts on “Susan Lee Saunders

  1. Dearest Sue, you will always be alive in my heart. I know you better than anybody. I know you are in Heaven or on your way to Heaven because you are the best person I have ever known. I hope my life is good enough to get me into Heaven, that’s my only way to be with you again! I love you and will always love you. The saddest day of my life came four days ago. There will always be Jack and Sue.

  2. RICK AND i (Jonell) will alwa6s miss you Sister! You made your whole family feel total love, and taught them life and kindness. Sue we love you and we ll always watch Jackie and the girls! Your soul is with God our Father and that is peace! Love you!

  3. Mom I don’t know what do without you. I find myself walking around the house talking to you and trying to keep your stuff around me so I can try to find some comfort in knowing you are finally at peace and no longer hurting. This hole I feel right now will hopefully mend in time but for now I just want to feel you with me at all times. I try to do things around the house and I hear your voice in my head. I hope you know that all the little bickering we did was always out of love. Please give everyone kisses for me and let them know I Miss and Love them too. I will take care of everyone for you until GOD decides it time for me to be with you all. By the way could You and Grandma please quit messing with me.

  4. Mom I don’t know what do without you. I find myself walking around the house talking to you and trying to keep your stuff around me so I can try to find some comfort in knowing you are finally at peace and no longer hurting. This hole I feel right now will hopefully mend in time but for now I just want to feel you with me at all times. I try to do things around the house and I hear your voice in my head. I hope you know that all the little bickering we did was always out of love. Please give everyone kisses for me and let them know I Miss and Love them too. I will take care of everyone for you until GOD decides it time for me to be with you all. By the way could You and Grandma please quit messing with me.😂

  5. We love you Sue, my heart goes out to Jack and the girls and your grandchildren. But I know love never dies! So until we meet again in heaven my prayers for Gods peace of mind and heart for all of your family

  6. My heart broke when I heard, but it rejoiced after, because you made it to heaven, and I’m so proud of you grandma. I miss you, terribly already. And I love you with all my heart. I can’t wait to see you again someday. This world just isn’t the same without you in it.

  7. Sue, you were the perfect mate for Jack and perfect mother to the girls. They will miss you dearly. We all will. You were always like another sister to me and we had so many fun times. Elaine felt close to you from the very first time she met you. We love you.

  8. Mom, I love and miss you so much already. I don’t know how I am suppose to go on but I will figure it out I suppose. Everyone ask if there is anything I need and in my mind I think “yes, I need my mom.” I guess I never stopped to think of my life without you in it and because I still cannot except that, I will never put all my pictures away. I won’t quit talking about you. I am so blessed to have you as my mother and I will continue to let the world know that. You will never be erased from my life because I need you in my heart influencing my decisions and reinforcing my faith, and making me a better person. Always and forever I will carry you though life in my heart because i cannot imagine a world that does not have you in it. I am going to miss you terribly and I only find peace in knowing that you suffer no more. You, Grandma Lee and Uncle Dave behave and don’t stir up to much trouble in the heavens above. I love you with everything I have, with every bit of my heart, and with every bit of my soul.

  9. I will miss Aunt Sue. It has been several years since I have seen her, and most everyone else, but family is family, and love is love. Always in my heart.

  10. Dearest Aunt Sue,
    You have always brought so much love and joy to our family! I have appreciated all of the guidance you have provided by modeling a Godly life, a loving marriage, an incredible relationship with your children, and the importance of spoiling your grandchildren and great- grandchildren! You were the thread that held your family together, but you have taught them well, and your legacy will be evident through many future generations! May you finally find peace and lack of pain as you reunite with God and all of the loved ones who have gone before you, and know you will be greatly missed here! We love you always! Angi and Family

  11. Suzie I will always remember the fun we had just hanging out. My favorite memories are staying with you and jack if it be when I was small and stayed the weekend or in high school just to come stay with you guys. I love you and miss you but thank God you are no longer suffering. You have been the perfect person to make Jack’s life complete a long with the girls their spouses and all your grand kids. You had a way to bring a smile to anyone face.

  12. Dear sweet Sue, you have touched so many lives in such a profound way. You and your family welcomed me with open arms. I love and care about all of you like my own family. Witnessing the deep love you all have for each other is such a blessing to me. You have instilled so much good in everything you set out to with so much grace. You could never be forgotten. Love Marty

  13. Momma Sue,
    Year’s have gone by since Sandy and I would run through your house and you would have to tell us to settle down or to make the older girls Nancy and Caren take us with them wherever they were going so we wouldn’t be under foot. But know that I have always loved you so much. You are a very beautiful woman and will be missed by all. Rock out with Jesus Momma Sue! Love Stacy

  14. Oh Susie, I think I was 7 or 8 yrs old before I figured out that you were not an actual blood sister! I remember being in school & someone said that “a brother & sister cant be married!” I was devastated! 🙂 Mom told me in my heart you could always be a sister! Love you so much!

  15. Aunt Sue, I am not sure where to begin. This doesn’t feel realistic but I know it is. You are and always will be the most Amazing person. You have always been kind, supportive, and a beautiful soul. I will miss you more than you will ever know. See you when we meet again. Love you. ♥

  16. I commend you my dear sister to Mighty God and entrust you to your creator may he let you Rest In the Arms Of The Lord..

  17. Sue was like a second mom to us when we were in junior high, her and Jack was a great example for all of us. She will be missed

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