Mrs. Delilah "Sue" Reiter, age 84, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021. But don't you dare call her Delilah. She went strictly by Sue, unless you were her beloved husband Al, who lovingly called her Sue B or Susie Q. She was born in Waynesburg, PA on May 18, 1937 to Edgar & Margaret (Schultz) Brown, the oldest of six children. And that is where she grew up, out on Sugar Run, surrounded by a large extended family. Sue always knew she wanted to be a teacher so upon graduation she attended Waynesburg College. There, she worked in the library where as fate would have it, she met her future husband Al. She always claimed he was the most handsome man she had ever seen. Upon graduation, and despite being pinned to another man, she and Al eloped on June 3, 1958, and in the mid sixties they settled in Muskegon where they built a pretty idyllic life. After eleven years of marriage, Jennifer was born, and two years later, along came Phillip. Never in the history of the world was there a better or more devoted mother than Sue Reiter. She was loving, supportive, and encouraging, but at the same time, she didn't let her kids get away with much. She was involved in literally every activity and opportunity parenting presented to her. She served on Campbell School PTO, was the Mona Shores Booster Club President, volunteered countless hours for Mona Shores Choir, Hockey, Soccer, and Cheerleading. She attended every game, chauffeured her children to multiple events and practices, and was truly their greatest cheerleader, not just in activities, but also in life. Somehow she did all of this while keeping a meticulously clean house, as well as always looking like a million bucks- never leaving the house without her nails done and her "face on." Sue taught for Muskegon Public Schools for approximately 40 years. Besides her own children, she dearly loved the students that she taught during the years she was at Oakview, Phillips, Marsh, Glenside, and Nims. After retirement, she would often drive through the old neighborhoods where she used to teach and stop and pray for "her kids" from past years, in front of their childhood homes. She loved to hear of their accomplishments, and held a special place in her heart for each of them. Sue loved people and had a million friends from all walks of life. She was smart, generous, and funny, and she loved to laugh! She enjoyed shopping and couldn't pass by.a clearance rack or good sale. Her car was always well stocked with "trunk treasures." She was a hard worker and would pitch in, wherever a hand was needed. Sue considered her greatest life's blessing becoming a Mimi to her granddaughters Avery and Addison, and she loved and treasured every precious moment she spent with them. This quote was taken from her own writing and it sums her life up very well; "Throughout it all, I've been a blessed child of God. Grateful for my opportunities, able to laugh off my misfortunes, and have loved every minute of living, loving and learning my way through life." Sue "didn't do endings," therefore there will be no formal Celebration of Life. Rather, she would encourage you to honor her memory by spending time with your own loved ones while you are still able.
Sue is survived by her children Jennifer (Dave Russell) Reiter Agard and her daughter Avery Agard, her son Phillip (Christine) Reiter and their daughter Addison, her brother Newt (Priscilla) Brown, sister Bonnie Policz, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Al in 2009, siblings, Mary Jane, John & Rick and a very special Aunt, Margaret Brown.
There will be no services. MEMORIAL: Muskegon Public Schools or Waynesburg College. Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
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"Sending my thoughts & prayers to the Reiter Family. Mrs. Reiter was my 1st grade teacher at Oakview. I truly loved her & I can always remember she made learning fun. She truly had a gift for teaching. With Heartfelt Sympathy.
Love & Hugs,
Sharon (Priest) Kieft ??"
"There are so many highlights from all my times with Sue but one of my most special memories is a visit she and Al made to our cottage with another couple who we were all friends with, Bev and Ted. And of course Sue was dressed to the nines, all in white, earrings, traipsing down the steps to our little cottage in the woods at the lake. Bev and I laughed so hard at Sue not having a clue that what she was wearing might not be appropriate for a cottage visit ?because for Sue it was! "
"This is my VERY BEAUTIFUL first grade teacher at Oakview, this picture is exactly how she looked then I so should have followed thru with planning a lunch with her and her daughter Jennifer when as ironic as life is my Grandson had Jennifer for I do believe was his first grade teacher at Oakview! Of all my teachers I have the best memories of her in my mind forever. Rest in peace Mrs. Reiter. ???Deepest Sympathy to Jennifer & family."
"Deepest sympathy to the family. Sue was a little older but I remember her very well from our high school days. She always looked so nice and I admired the way she carried herself always. She was a classy and very pretty lady. Cherish your memories and I am sure there are many."
"I?m so, so sorry to read this. We sat through countless soccer games in every kind of weather, but always ended up laughing. Loved her always.
Cindy Locke Mahan"