Sue E. Beardsley

October 15, 1934 ‒ July 13, 2017

Westerville, Ohio

Sue Ella Beardsley, 82, of Westerville passed away peacefully Thursday July 13, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 15, 1934 in Delaware, Ohio, the daughter of the late Walter O. & Norma (Whipple) Lenhart.

Sue worked as Treasurer for Big Walnut Schools where she retired after 20 years of service.

Left to cherish her memory is son James O. Beardsley; daughter Beth (Jeff) Taylor; grandchildren Scott and Kristen Taylor, Lindy and Jared Beardsley; companion Richard “Dick” Miller; numerous nieces and nephews. Sue was preceded in death by brother Thomas O. Lenhart, sister and brother-in-law Ann E. (Ray) Brown.

The one thing that Sue enjoyed the most was spending time with her family and friends.

Those close to her will remember her as a loving and caring mother, and grandmother as well as a great companion.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11 AM at Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards Mount Carmel Hospice 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus OH 43215.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury is handling arrangements

  • So sorry to hear about Sue.
    My parents were good friends of the Lenhart family.
    I would go to Lenhart Hardware with my Dad all the time
    May God bless her family.

  • James and Beth…. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of your mother. We spent many hours together working at Big Walnut Schools, and growing up in Sunbury. Sherry Buel

  • Sue and I were classmates in elementary school. I always thought she was such a nice girl. Liked her a lot, We moved at the end of the 7th grade and I did not see her again until our 50th reunion. I was so happy she was there and that I got to speak with her.

    Roy E. Ault

  • I remember our times at Big Walnut fondly. Sue was a professional and was so helpful to we teachers who had accounts because of programs we oversaw. I always knew our funds were safe with Sue as Treasurer. She will be missed. God bless you all.

  • Dear Beth and family, Sorry for the passing of your mom. She was always so kind. May God give you comfort and peace during this time and in the days to come. Love and prayers my friend, Jona Baer

  • Dear Family, So many wonderful memories of all the Lenhart Family – the store, their home where we delivered milk. and the many times she and I walked to school together. She was a great friend and I’m sure the family will miss her. Love and prayers for all. Grace (Ellen Miller) Lang

  • Beth and James,
    We are sad to learn of your loss. Your mom was indeed a special lady for the effort she made for each of you. I fondy remember your Lenhart grandparents and Aunt and Uncle as well.

  • Sad to hear of the death of Sue Lenhart Beardsley. I remember her as a very pleasant lady. We frequented the Lenhart hardware and remember the Lenhart family that lived just around the corner from our home in Sunbury.

    May her family find peace in the fond memories that she left.
    Normand Townley (Big Walnut Class of ’51)

  • Very sad to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a special lady to so many people. Prayers for her family and friends.