Susan Sievers Dunton, 72, of Lawrence, MI, died on the morning of November 30th, 2019 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. Sue was born January 12, 1947 in Ann Arbor, MI, the only child of Edward C. Sievers and Ruth (Venema) Sievers. Sue devoted herself to raising her children and spent many years volunteering with Boy Scouts, Dance Groups, 4-H, and Lawrence Public Schools. She was an active member of Lawrence Elementary School working as a Librarian and a Teacher’s Aide assisting in classrooms, planning enrichment programs, special activities group, and working with her beloved Quiz Bowl. Sue was recognized multiple times as both a volunteer and an employee; however, her greatest joy outside of her family was her students with whom she shared a special bond even after they had graduated. Sue enjoyed reading, sewing, crafting, movies, and spending time with friends. She always had a project going and many were lucky to receive one of her handmade quilts.
She is survived by her children, Edward & Jennifer Dunton of South Carolina; Daniele & Gerald Pence of Indiana; Nicklas Dunton of Vermont; Riah Dunton of Illinois; and Sarabeth Dunton of Illinois; her grandchildren, Eden Dunton of Indiana; Edward Kit Dunton of New Mexico; and Andrew Chase Dunton of Colorado. She is also survived by numerous friends and colleagues; as well as current and former students who benefited from her special care and her enthusiasm of education. Sue was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Ruth Sievers
The family wishes to extend a Thank You to everyone in the community for the cards, food, flowers, kind words, and especially the visits that brightened Sue’s final days. Our heartfelt love and appreciation to Carol Sjoquist who stood by Sue through too many doctor’s appointments, treatments, and setbacks to count.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Lawrence High School Cafeteria on January 12, 2020 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm; in lieu of flowers or cards donations will be accepted to the scholarship fund in Susan Sievers Dunton name at Lawrence Public Schools. Please make checks payable to the Lawrence Alumni Association.
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