Marilyn “Sue” Deel

January 20, 1943 ‒ July 18, 2017

Marengo, Ohio

Marilyn “Sue” Deel, age 74, of Marengo, passed away Tuesday evening, July 18, 2017, at Bennington Glen Nursing and Rehab Center.

On January 20, 1943, Sue was born in Bee, VA, a daughter of the late Kellis A. and Cornie (Edwards) Sutherland.  She graduated from Marengo High School in the Class of 1961.

Following a few months of dating, Sue married Ted J. Deel on October 19, 1963, at the Owl Creek Primitive Baptist Church.  They shared over 53 years together as husband and wife.

Sue was a homemaker who truly enjoyed raising her children and taking care of her family.  She also liked to crochet and play bingo.  She loved parties, especially when they were in her honor.  She was the life of the party everywhere she went and always seemed to know everyone.

She will always be remembered as the perfect wife, mom, and grandma who gave huge bear hugs and tons of kisses.

Sue will be dearly missed by her husband, Ted, of Marengo; three children: Gregory Deel of Marengo, Tammy (Larry) Kanagy of Columbia City, IN, Patrick Deel of Marengo; four grandchildren: Janessa, Amelia, Jaden and Toby; a sister, Jane (Joe) Green of Fort Smith, AR, a brother, Ken (Elaine) Sutherland of Marion; a sister-in-law, Donna Sutherland of Lancaster, SC; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Jeff and Don Sutherland; and a sister, Teresa Sutherland.

Sue’s family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, with Pastor Jeff Deel officiating.  The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow in North Fork Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Sue’s name may be made to a charity or organization of the donor’s choice.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Sue’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You may find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4. Where it gives a hope for the future where the promise of no more death.
    Sincerely Sharla

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing through Heaven’s gates. You were a dear friend and working companion at Treats and Eats. I have a lot of good memories and stories we shared. Fly high and rest in peace eternal. I love you girl!

  • so sorry to hear this sue was a well like grandma an baby setter for ashlyn Jordan for many years , she will be missed love u ted an sue

  • So sorry to hear about Sue’s passing! She was always so sweet and I remember her helping with all kinds of Highland Marching band things. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Deel family.

  • We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Sue. She was a very friendly lady . With our deepest sympathy,

  • Sue was always so outgoing and friendly. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

  • So sorry for your loss. Sue absolutely had the best smile, it showed her inner joy.

  • So very sorry to hear of Sue’s death. We had been friends for many years…..she certainly be missed by all who knew her.

  • Sue was such a sweet caring lady. Always smiling her beautiful smile. I will remember how she loved on my children giving them the best hugs when they were just little things.
    Ted, Greg, Tammy, and Pat my thoughts are with you all. Cherish your beautiful memories of Sue.
    I was blessed to know her.

  • My condolences go out to all of you.. Momma Deel was a bright light everywhere she was, whether in her living room, at the Bingo hall, or passing in the grocery store.. she will be truly missed, and I for one will miss those big hugs and kisses as I know many of you will too. R.I.H. Until we meet again! Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers to you all! Love ya!

  • This is such sad news. I can remember Sue when she was in high school as a cheerleader and always had a smile. I was in grade school but , she`d smile and say hi to me and being younger that was a big deal to me. The Lord now has a new and wonderful angle. Bless the families of Sue. She was a great lady.

  • So sorry to hear of Sue’s death. I remember her beautiful singing voice and seeing her at church with her mother. Our prayers are with her family.

  • So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was such a sweet soul. May God bless your family.

    In God’s love,


  • I’m so sad to hear of Sue’s passing. She always was smiling and you couldn’t help but smile with her. She always was a bright light wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by many, many people who knew her. My deepest condolences to her whole family.

  • The ready smile and the laugh that went with it will always be missed. Interesting that Sue lost the “Marilyn” name and I never knew. Sending heartfelt sympathy to tall the Deels and the Marengo community she loved.

  • So sad to hear this news! Growing up as neighbors (well almost neighbors) she always, always, always had a smile on her face and always gave me a hug every time I saw her! I have awesome memories of Deelville 😃 Sending lots of hugs, prayers and love to you all!

  • Dear Deel Family
    I am so sorry to learn of Sue’s passing. I met her when she came to the Cardinal pool. She was such a sweet lady. I know she will be missed. There is a poem that says our Lord takes the best. I pray that as our Lord watches over you; you will be comforted.

    Shirley Robinson

  • 1st off,my deepest condolences to Ted,Tammy,Pat and Greg. Greg has been my best friend for 45 + years. I talked to him early Thursday morning and shared a great memory. I remember when we were in elementary school they would have square dances in the gym.I recall they also had a country band playing. Sue was the lead singer and Ted played in the band..I remember we had the best time there and thinking that i knew a celebrity..Turns out i was right..With Sue passing it has become apparent how many lives she has touched.. Go rest high on that mountain!

  • Greg, Pat, Ted and Tammy my heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Greg you have been one of my closest friends and one of the sweetest and sincere people I know which must be a true reflection of your loving parents. What a blessing of a mother to have had in your life. You have been such a strong and support son to her. May you hold close to your heart all of the wonderful memories and love you shared.

  • So sorry to hear of Sue passing. I always enjoyed me visits with her as her Nurse. Such a kind and gentle soul, always smiling.. My thoughts and prayers are with Ted and the family.

  • Sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a great friend and classmate with a warm
    greeting and a big smile. My prayers for Ted and the rest of the Deel family.