In Memory of Sue Ann Atkinson

Sue Ann Atkinson
Sue Ann Atkinson
Born: January 14, 1933
Died: March 31, 2015
Age: 82
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Sue Ann Atkinson
January 14, 1933 - March 31, 2015
From: Nevada, IA

Sue Ann (Huhn) Atkinson, 82, of Nevada, passed peacefully surrounded by her family at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

A Celebration of Sue’s Life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Nevada, with Pastor Chris Waddle officiating.  Burial will follow in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.  Memorial visitation will be held on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada. 

Sue lived in Nevada her entire life.  She was born January 14, 1933, to Kenneth and Henrietta (Pincombe) Huhn.  On October 6, 1951, she married her high school sweetheart, George William (Bill) Atkinson in Nevada.

Sue loved gardening, her antiques, and spending time with her family.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church, PEO, Nevada Historical Society, and Hannah Alderman Questers.  She will be remembered for her kind-heartedness and genuine love for family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; three children and their spouses, Ann (Daly) Greiman of Little Rock, AR, James (Paula) Atkinson of Nevada, and Mary (Jerry) Jones of Altoona; a special nephew, Dan Atkinson; nine grandchildren, Laura (Moe) Phillips, Amy Atkinson, Jayme (Josh) Harvey, Jennifer Greiman, Stacie (Stephen) Graham, Dax (Laura) Atkinson, Dustin Atkinson, Adam (Dawn) Jones, and Aaron (Emily) Jones; and nine great-grandchildren, Kodi, J.J., Isaac, Lillybeth, Cayden, Estelle, Adeline, Asher, and Nathan.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials in Sue’s name may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Nevada.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Sue and her family.


Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:29 PM
“Mary, Jim and Family. So so sorry about your Momma. She was a great lady who always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. I always ran into her and your Dad at Fareway. We would stop and visit and talk about you kids, she was so so proud of you all.”
- Norm and Ellen Woods and family
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 1:05 PM
“I met Sue when I joined Questers. She was a great person, friendly and kind. I'm pretty sure we had the same taste in antiques. She will be greatly missed. ”
- Mary Lou Haddock
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 4:24 PM
“A fine lady whose inspiration will live forever.”
- Connie & Kevin Stear
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. When I was a kid, I lived on 16th Street in Nevada, right across from the Atkinson family home. Ann and I used to pal around together. Sue was a lovely human being. I don't think I ever heard her utter an unkind word. I will always remember her as kind, smiling, happy and a caring neighbor and friend. She was also a very loving wife and mom. (I'm sure she was an awesome Grandma, too!) To the Atkinson family: Please accept my deepest sympathy. I'm so very sorry for your loss. ”
- Marcia Moore
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:29 AM
“Jim and family,
Sending our sincere condolences to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Todd & Kay Suhr
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 6:36 AM
“Aunt Sue, you're such a loving and caring person. I've learned allot about life in general. RIP sweet lady!”
- Kay Behrend
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:32 AM
“God bless the family. So sorry for your loss. I so remember Sue when we were younger through my mom and dad Boone and Lenora. ”
- Virginia Gee Gee Valline Rodriquez
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:32 AM
“Dear Ann, Daly, Jim, Mary, Bill, and families: I'm so very sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She was a second mother to me in so many ways, and always treated me like a member of your family. She was always there for us, and I am sure that you will all miss her horribly. Were I in Iowa right now, I'd attend the services, of course. My thoughts are with you. Best wishes and love, Martha”
- Martha Ann Selby
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:32 AM
“Our prayers and thoughts are with you Aunt Sue and your family.”
- Patty & Steve Gayman
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:32 AM
“Know Sue will be missed. I enjoyed my Quester time with her. Though new to Nevada, she made me feel part of the group. We shared an interest in flow blue plates. I will miss the time I had to learn new things from her. My thoughts are with her family. Fran Mauldin”
- Fran Mauldin
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10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
First United Methodist Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor Chris Waddle


Laura Phillips
Amy Atkinson
Jayme Harvey
Jennifer Greiman
Stacie Graham


5-7 p.m.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Nevada Municipal Cemetery