ForeverMissed
Sue never met a person she didn't leave a lasting impression on. Whether it was her captivating personality or one of her famous one-liners, she was sure to brighten any room she entered and fill it with love and laughter.  We invite you to share any memories of how Sue left an impact on you along with any photos in the Stories section. 

"Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back" -Mitch Albom
Posted by Melinda Livezey on May 2, 2021
Denny and I are so sorry Jeff and family
Posted by Jeremy Walmsley on April 22, 2021
I hadn't seen or talked to Sue in years when I got the news the other day. I thought someone was surely mistaken and didn't truly believe it until I was able to confirm it with her co-workers. I met Sue at KSU and we grew to become very good friends. I was able to talk to her about ANYTHING and often did. I was warned a few times by my bosses that I needed to spend less time talking to Sue and more time working..HAHA! I didn't regret it then and certainly don't regret it now. I hope she has found peace and her husband and children can find something close to peace after such a tragic loss.
Posted by Michael Moore on April 16, 2021
Oh Sue Sue! I can’t even begin to put into words how sad I am. You were like another of the Pittman sisters and a part of my life since the day I was born. You’ve called me Mickle Pickle as far back as my memory serves me. I remember my childhood summers, and the anticipation of coming to your house and swimming, riding the 4 wheeler, or playing Barbies with Nicole LOL. Many of my best memories growing up, you were there. Looking back over so many of the memories I have with you, there’s one thing that sticks out....an abundance of laughter. So much laughter. I remember you picking us up for school in your Chevy Astro Van, we’d fly over the railroad tracks on Waterloo Rd. at full speed, flying out of our seats while you screamed “Wahooo” and we would laugh so hard. I remember when you would talk about Sampson, “He’s a yellow dog, he’s not brown, he’s yellow, he’s a yellow dog.” I could write all day about the many wonderful memories I have with you. I’m so thankful for all the love and laughter your brought to my life over the past 35 years. I’m thankful for the friendship you brought to my mom and Tina. I’m thankful for the peace we have, knowing you’re in the presence of the Almighty. I don’t understand his timing, but I trust God’s plan. I can only assume heaven needed your jokes and laughter to be complete. I love you, I’ll miss you so so much....I’ll see you at the pool in heaven some day.

-Mickle Pickle

Eric, Nicole, Jeff, Daniel....my thoughts and prayers are with you. <3
Posted by Lisa Packer on April 15, 2021
Sue and I shared so much, the loss of our moms, the birth of our granddaughters, the weddings of our daughters. Always kind and so compassionate. I will miss her giggle and one liners. My condolences go out out to Jeff, Nicole, Eric, Daniel and their families and everyone that was blessed enough to share life with her. Til we meet again Sue.
Posted by Christa Ord on April 14, 2021
Sue was one of the best people I knew! I have so many memories of her like dress shopping for Nicole’s wedding, shopping trips, swimming in her pool, training me at work in accounting and Euchre!, lunches, and her yelling “CORD!” when she saw me. I love her and am going to miss her so much. I truly treasure every moment and laugh we had. <3
Posted by Michael Rogers on April 14, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Sue's passing. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all. We were all Blessed to have known her. May the good Lord hold you all in his sacred hands and ease the pain in your hearts.
Love,
Mike and Mary 
Posted by Jackie Olic on April 14, 2021
Sue was quite a woman, so full of love and warmth, always smiling. She was a delight to know and was taken much too soon. ❤️
Posted by Rachel Slusser on April 14, 2021
Sue was the most incredible first boss. I have so many happy memories of the five years I worked with her at KSU. She was like a second mom to me and she will be forever missed. My condolences to Jeff, her children, and the entire family. Sue was an absolute rock star!
Posted by Jon Trost on April 14, 2021
Sue... a rare soul, indeed. I am blessed to have known her while working at KSU. Her laughter, smile, kindness, and genuine love for life will be missed. My sincerest condolences to Jeff and the rest of Sue's family.
Posted by Lyle Campbell on April 14, 2021
Sue will be greatly missed here at KSU. She was always a bright spot in our day. She and Kari loved to play Eucre on break, and could be heard across the room when they made a great play.

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Posted by Melinda Livezey on May 2, 2021
Denny and I are so sorry Jeff and family
Posted by Jeremy Walmsley on April 22, 2021
I hadn't seen or talked to Sue in years when I got the news the other day. I thought someone was surely mistaken and didn't truly believe it until I was able to confirm it with her co-workers. I met Sue at KSU and we grew to become very good friends. I was able to talk to her about ANYTHING and often did. I was warned a few times by my bosses that I needed to spend less time talking to Sue and more time working..HAHA! I didn't regret it then and certainly don't regret it now. I hope she has found peace and her husband and children can find something close to peace after such a tragic loss.
Posted by Michael Moore on April 16, 2021
Oh Sue Sue! I can’t even begin to put into words how sad I am. You were like another of the Pittman sisters and a part of my life since the day I was born. You’ve called me Mickle Pickle as far back as my memory serves me. I remember my childhood summers, and the anticipation of coming to your house and swimming, riding the 4 wheeler, or playing Barbies with Nicole LOL. Many of my best memories growing up, you were there. Looking back over so many of the memories I have with you, there’s one thing that sticks out....an abundance of laughter. So much laughter. I remember you picking us up for school in your Chevy Astro Van, we’d fly over the railroad tracks on Waterloo Rd. at full speed, flying out of our seats while you screamed “Wahooo” and we would laugh so hard. I remember when you would talk about Sampson, “He’s a yellow dog, he’s not brown, he’s yellow, he’s a yellow dog.” I could write all day about the many wonderful memories I have with you. I’m so thankful for all the love and laughter your brought to my life over the past 35 years. I’m thankful for the friendship you brought to my mom and Tina. I’m thankful for the peace we have, knowing you’re in the presence of the Almighty. I don’t understand his timing, but I trust God’s plan. I can only assume heaven needed your jokes and laughter to be complete. I love you, I’ll miss you so so much....I’ll see you at the pool in heaven some day.

-Mickle Pickle

Eric, Nicole, Jeff, Daniel....my thoughts and prayers are with you. <3
her Life

Susan Rae Rogers

Susan Rae Rogers, 56, passed away in Fort Myers Florida on Thursday, April 1st, 2021, after a brief illness.

Susan was born in Newton, IA to parents Judith (Pierce) and Dennis Elliott on the fourth of July. Susan loved celebrating her birthday every year and was a firecracker! Susan enjoyed her career as an accounting specialist at Kent State University. Susan loved spending time with her family and friends, and you could often find her in the backyard around her pool with her husband Jeff. Most of all, she adored her grandchildren. She had a passion for people, reading, music, and knew how to spread joy and laughter with anyone she met.

Susan is survived by her husband Jeff Rogers, her children, Erik (Sara) Davis, Nicole (Benjamin) Mathie, stepson Justin Davis, and Missy (Craig) Herndon. She leaves her beloved grandchildren, Aisley Herndon, Mackenzie Herndon, Trey Follen, Brielle Davis, and Tristan Herndon. Susan is also survived by her siblings Rick and Nancy Elliott, nephew Daniel Crago, nieces Morgan Elliott, Caitlin Elliott, Jessica Davis, and Raelyn Davis.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and her first husband Ralph Davis.

Family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at Ravenna Elks Lodge, 776 North Freedom St., Ravenna from 2:00PM until 4:00PM.
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Shared by Lynne Motyka on April 14, 2021
When I was 7, my family moved to Schoeph Road in Northfield Ohio.  Sue lived at the end of the street and we became fast friends.  My sister, my next door neighbor, Sue and I hung out all the time and explored the many woods that surrounded our neighborhood.  Those memories are some of the best I have we had so much fun.  I remember when she moved--I cried many times.  Prior to finding her on FB about 5 years ago, I had not seen her since she moved away all those years ago.  My heart is heavy.  Rest in peace, my dear childhood friend.

The picture is from my backyard (sorry about the quality.). We were playing Little House on the Prairie.  We joked that Pa (my sister) did all the raking, Ma (me) did all the yelling and Laura & Mary (Sue & Lee Anne) did all the fighting.  Those were great days.
Shared by Kari Ice-Ford on April 14, 2021
I met Sue when I first started at UFM. She was training me and I thought wow I really need to watch myself she’s so prim and proper. Little did I know at that moment how freaking funny and outgoing she really was, but once I did we clicked like two pees in a pod. She was my partner in crime up here helping with harassing fellow coworkers. When we played Euchre we kicked butt!! Everyone said we cheated, we did, but not all the time dang it! But most of all she was a loving and caring friend. Her amazing friendship will truly be missed.