Susan Sumpter-Zoschke, 56


Susan Beth Sumpter-Zoschke, 56, of Litchfield, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 7:12 a.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Harold "Diz" Reents, of Living Stones Church in Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be held in Bethel Ridge Cemetery in Atwater.

Mrs. Zoschke was born July 21, 1962, in Litchfield, the daughter of William Otto and Betty (Sendig) Sumpter. She married Marc Alan Zoschke on March 30, 1985, in St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Litchfield.

She was a 1980 graduate of Litchfield High School. She then attended nursing school at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and obtained her BS in nursing in 1984. She worked at Hillsboro Area Hospital in the OB-GYN department. 

In the early 1980s, she was in the Miss Teen U.S.A. pageant.

A member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church, she enjoyed boating, gardening, doing needlepoint and crocheting.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters, Kristina (Josh) Waggoner of Springfield and Samantha (Dennis III) Hamilton of Pleasant Plains; one brother, David Sumpter of Litchfield; and four grandchildren, Zoey and Dennis Hamilton IV, and Eli and Isaak Waggoner.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Rudy and Ollie Sendig, and Norman and Vera Sumpter.

Memorials may be made to Adopt-A-Pet Shelter in Benld or Hillsboro Area Health Foundation for the nursing scholarship program.

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