Suzy grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1958. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at Southwest Missouri State College, Springfield, Mo. Suzy worked for the Nevada R-5 schools for 20 years and later for the Nevada Medical Clinic for four years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Nevada Country Club.
Survivors in addition to her husband Ron, include one daughter, Shelly Adams and her husband Dave, Blue Springs, Mo.; one son, Jeff Smith and his wife Amy, Nevada; four grandchildren, Ryan Adams, Nevada, Hillary Adams, Liberty, Mo., Dillon Smith and Cooper Smith, both of Nevada; her mother, Ruby Spillman, Laguna, Calif.; two sisters, Linda Edmiston and her husband Jack, Nevada, and Judy Thomson of California; one brother, Steve Spillman and his wife Janice, also of California; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Teel, Rich Hill, Mo.; mother-in-law, Edoline Smith, Nevada; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 20, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Ralph Clark officiating. Those who wish may contribute to the YMCA in her memory in care of Ferry Funeral Home.
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