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FAIRBURY — Susan Jane “Susie” Tinges, 85, Fairbury, formerly of Bloomington, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday (April 21, 2017) at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.

Her graveside service will be at  11 a.m. Saturday at Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury. The family suggests memorials be given to the Community Cancer Center, Normal, or Serenity Villa at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born March 23, 1932, in Tompkinsville, Ky., the daughter of Raymond and Sarah Emberton Hume.

Surviving is a special cousin, Janice (Curtiss) Meiss, Fairbury.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Tinges, and an infant brother, Randall Hume.

She was a 1950 graduate of Forrest-Strawn-Wing High School and a graduate of Mennonite School of Nursing. She worked as a medical and surgical assistant for Dr. Robert Conklin for 20 years and at Eastland Medical Plaza.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fairbury; Lakeside Country Club; and Crestwicke Country Club. Her hobbies included golfing, traveling, bowling, reading, movies, Broadway plays and bridge.

Sue had many special friends that she deeply loved. She went out of her way to make a positive difference in their lives. The family is grateful to Fairview Haven for their wonderful care these past two years and to OSF Hospice in her final weeks.

A guest registry is available at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com.

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