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Mildred Sue Elkins

Sue passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born July 25, 1970 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Ronnie and Jane (Koontz) Pinks. Sue was a 1988 Delton High School graduate. She enjoyed playing bingo, arts and crafts, yard sale sites, playing the lottery and attending church. Sue was an animal lover and liked taking nature walks, birdwatching and hunting for rocks. On June 4, 1999 in Allegan, she married Glen Elkins who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Sarah Jackson of Grand Rapids, Natasha Hettinger of Otsego, Josh Patrick of Plainwell, Austin Pinks of Plainwell, Jarrad Elkins of Otsego, Brianna Mullins of Plainwell, Ayden Mullins of Plainwell and Sierra Mullins of Plainwell; grandchildren, Gracie, Lexi, Aaron, Maelee Jane, Isaac, Trenton, Amari, Kaiden and Sharlette; her mother, Jane; siblings, Michael (Katherine) Koontz of Indiana, Trisha (Troy) Cole of Plainwell and Sandra (Darryl) Elkins of Richland along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ronnie Pinks.

The family would like to thank their family and friends, especially Richard, Lisa, Erin and Richie Sheldon.

Friends may visit with Sue’s family starting at 2:00 P.M., Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Orangeville Pentecostal Church until the time of the funeral service at 3:00 P.M., with Pastor Richard Sheldon officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakhill Cemetery in Orangeville.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions masks and social distancing will be required.

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jim and loretta

April 23, 2021 at 12:55 pm

so sorry for your loss love you all and ill be praying for strength during this and days ahead need anything call us xoxo


Sandra your sister

April 23, 2021 at 1:55 pm

To my beautiful sister my best friend you are now resting with the Lord he has took you home where you will suffer no more. Are hearts are broken but what keeps us going is knowing one day we will all be together in heaven.your our beautiful angel



April 23, 2021 at 2:18 pm

I’m sorry for your loss.



April 23, 2021 at 3:14 pm

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Sue you will be truely missed. Love you all and again Sue you will be missed.


Gary Pinks

April 23, 2021 at 3:43 pm

I am so heart broken to hear this you all will forever be and remain in my thoughts and Prayers..May God Comfort All Our Hearts In This Time Of Deep Sorrow..My Love To All, Uncle Gary..


Donna Reed Hall

April 23, 2021 at 4:49 pm

I Am So Sorry!!

My heart is broken for all of you!! May God Wrap his Arms Around All Of You And Ease Your Broken Hearts!!!

I also want to Say That My Mother Madeline’s heart is sad. She loved Sue . Love, Hugs, Prayers! Fly With The Amgels Sue!!


Christine Swinney

April 23, 2021 at 5:02 pm

Im so sorry for your familys loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers.


Mike Collier your cousin.

April 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm

Sorry for your loss.


Cristal boss

April 23, 2021 at 5:58 pm

Im so sorry for your loss you guys will ne in my prayers


Debbie Walley

April 23, 2021 at 6:22 pm

I’m praying for all of the family that God will lift you all up during this difficult time. I love you all. Fly high Suzie, your now a little angel.


Irene Smith

April 23, 2021 at 6:50 pm

I am so sorry Jane and your family. I have no words that would make it easy for the pain to go away. I know what you are going through. God is the only one. My heart goes out to all of you, I am here for you and you are in my prayers, Love you all


Stacey Betke

April 23, 2021 at 6:57 pm

I really don’t know how to put this, sue you gave me strength when I needed it you told me something that I don’t know you shared with anyone on your life and it changed my life forever it caused me to know I had the strength to walk away to do what I needed to do to walk away from EVIL that was trying to disguise itself and I do not know how to thank you I will never know how to thank you but know this I have changed my life my choices I am better you have been a testimony to me and I thank GOD for you And your testimony your work was not in vain and I love you and thank you . RIP beautiful soul


Charlotte Cross

April 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about Sue. Sending prayers your way.


Amanda Lynn Pinks

April 23, 2021 at 7:23 pm

I’m still lost for words and it still doesn’t feel real that you are gone! I will cherish all the memories that we did share with each other. We spent a lot of time together and we were close. I know that no matter what you are my beautiful angel watching over me and keeping me safe. Until we meet again cuzz, I will miss you every day. Love you always & forever Amanda Lynn….


Michelle Martz

April 24, 2021 at 6:56 am

Thoughts and prayers to you all, Sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful person. She’ll be watching over till your reunited.


Myrtle Guess

April 24, 2021 at 5:40 pm

It is so hard to put into words how your heart breaks for the family. I love Sue very much. Just know my love and PRAYERS are with each one of you. Jane, you are my sister. Anything any of you need, let me know.


Ann Wright

April 24, 2021 at 6:59 pm

Many prayers to Sues family.


Beverly Hunter

April 24, 2021 at 10:16 pm

So sorry to hear this news my prayers are with the family. may God be with you all during this time of sorrow.


Jerry Pinks

April 25, 2021 at 7:00 am

So very sorry to here the the saddest news that anyone can receive, My love and prayers go out to all the family and friends. God must have needed another angel. Love Uncle Jerry


Jonette Kent (Jake)

April 25, 2021 at 3:03 pm

So sorry for your loss. Glen my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.



April 26, 2021 at 12:05 am

My deepest condolences tovyour family

Keeping you in all prayers

May she rest in peace


Amanda Pinks

April 26, 2021 at 12:38 am

I love you Sue. You were always there for me when I needed you! I’m still lost for words and it still doesn’t feel real that your gone!;( Until we meet again beautiful ..

Love always, ~Amanda Lynn~


Lynne Boss Fahrne

April 26, 2021 at 1:44 pm

My deepest sympathy to the family .

A sweet,and beautiful Angel has through Heaven’s gates.

Sue, it was always a pleasure to speak to you. I always enjoyed visiting with you.

My God provide comfort, peace, love and guidance to the family

Big hugs and much love ❤


Theresa Irving

May 7, 2021 at 10:21 pm

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and family.


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