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Sue E. Forby

Sue E. Forby

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Sue E. Forby


MAKANDA — Sue E. Forby, 89, went home to be with her Lord, Tuesday night, Nov. 19, 2019, in Sunshine Gardens Assisted Living in Marion.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in SICC Youth Camp in Makanda located at 295 Youth Road, Makanda, with Jason Forby officiating. Burial will be in Boskydell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale.

Memorials are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to the Southern Illinois Christian Conference Youth Camp in care of Donna Stearns, 5032 Old U.S. Highway 51, Makanda, IL 62958 and will be accepted by the funeral home.

Sue was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Carbondale, to Everett and Katharine (Wintersteen) Robinson.

She married Donald Ray Forby on June 11, 1949, in Makanda. He preceded her in death on July 25, 2006. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Ray and Anne Forby of Makanda; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna Kay and Tom L. Stearns of Makanda; five grandchildren, Brian (Susan) Stearns, Clint (Shelly) Stearns, Heather (Andy) Greer, Jason (Rachel) Forby, and Jaime Kline; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Warren Robinson; a great-great-grandson, Finn Hickam; and daughter-in-law, Kim Forby.

Sue was a member of Union Hill Christian Church, Carbondale and Southern Range Cowboy Church, Goreville.

She retired from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Sue devoted her life to camp ministry, fox hunting with Donald Ray, the church and of course ALL her grandchildren.

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