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Suzanne M. Blackwell

Sue passed away December 20, 2019 at her home in Otsego.

She was born May 25, 1938 in Detroit, the daughter of Kenneth and Alice (Verigh) Blackwell. Sue had worked as a case worker for 20 years at the Allegan County Friend of the Court.

Surviving are her sons, Jim (Tammy) Drake and Mark Drake both of Otsego; grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Drake and Rusty, Mike and Brandy Bertch and her brother, Ken Blackwell of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego at a later time.

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Joyce galloway

December 20, 2019 at 5:08 pm

My condolences to Sues family. We were good friends when she worked at the FOC but lost touch after she retired. We had many good times together.


Jack and Sandy Seiler

December 20, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Jim, Tammy, Mark and Families, our deepest sympathies at this time of the loss of your Mother and grandmother.


Christine Augustine Stoughton

December 20, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Mark, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Prayers to you and yours. Know she and your dad are with you always.


Pam (Cahow) Morse

December 21, 2019 at 6:43 pm

Mark, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. My condolences to you and your family. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers.


Beth Drake

December 21, 2019 at 6:53 pm

Mark, Josh, Jacob and family, so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. If I can help in any way, please let me know.


Tim and Marcia Quigley

December 23, 2019 at 9:40 am

Dear Family of Sue,

We were saddened to hear of Sue’s passing. many years ago I babysat Jim and Mark – both of your parents

were very good to me! She always had a smile on her face.!

Please know she is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you!


Ruby Rogers

December 23, 2019 at 3:29 pm

Prayers and hugs Jim and Tammy. May God comfort you at this time.


Margo Arndt

December 30, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Ken, Mark and Jim my condolences to you and your Families. Sue was a very good Friend of mine for many years. Sending Prayers and Hugs.


Jackie Esterline

January 6, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Jim & Mark,

Just now seeing your mom passed. So sorry to hear It. I only knew Sue from High School but she was always very friendly to me. Take care. Love you both.


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