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Mary Sue (Hinks) McElroy

October 17, 1938 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 81)


Mary Sue McElroy, née Hinks, was born in Moline, Illinois on October 17, 1938 and raised in Hannibal, Missouri. She left this Earth to join her Heavenly Father as well as her cherished fifth born child, Bigi Britten, and beloved parents on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

Adored by all who were lucky enough to know her, she was a beacon of faith, charity, and unconditional love. Nothing made her happier than rocking grandbabies and great-grandbabies, singing hymns, cooking, planting flowers, painting, and having heartfelt conversations with her loved ones. Sue married Charles McElroy in 1956 and together they started on a sixty four year journey that included raising six children and countless family pets, making their homes and businesses in a handful of states, playing cards every morning, serving their church families, and being an exemplary team all while collecting friends and colleagues and making wonderful memories along the way. Whether you called her Sue, Mom, Mother, Mrs. McElroy, or Mimi, you knew you could always call her.

She delighted in serving others and always had a smile on her face and a big hug waiting for you. She was remarkable at remembering birthdays and anniversaries and would always send cards. She made all who were in her presence feel comfortable and welcomed. The world lost a stellar woman but Heaven gained its soon-to-be favorite angel.

Sue is survived by her loving husband, Charlie McElroy, five of her six dear children: Cynthia Summerville, Thomas McElroy, Timothy McElroy, Lori Baker, Kathy Schultz, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday, July 20, 2020 from 4-6pm with the memorial service following on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 10am at Smith Family Funeral Home in Benton, Arkansas.

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July 20, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Smith Benton
Funeral Home
322 N Market Street
Benton, AR 72015

Memorial Service
July 21, 2020

10:00 AM
Smith Benton
Funeral Home
322 N Market Street
Benton, AR 72015

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