Oleeta Sue McQueen

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Oleeta Sue McQueen

October 13, 1931 - January 09, 2019

Oleeta Sue McQueen Oleeta Sue McQueen, age 87 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Evers and Brian McQueen. Pallbearers will be Chris Cravatta and Kurt Robson.

Sue was born in Fairfield, IL on October 13, 1931, the daughter of Walter and Callie (Cravens) Pool. She graduated from Warren Township High School in Gurnee, IL in 1949. Sue received her Bachelor of Science Degree, Physical Education from Illinois State University in Normal, IL in 1953 and her Masters Degree from Western Illinois University in 1987. She married John Jack McQueen on November 20, 1954 in Waukegan, IL. Sue was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chapter MH of the International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood and the YWCA. She was a certified American Red Cross Instructor.

Sue taught Physical Education at Mt. St. Clare College from 1966 until she retired in 1997. While at the Mount she served as assistant coach for the Mt. St. Clare Academys girls volleyball and basketball teams from 1975 1978 and was the Athletic Director for Mt. St. Clare College from 1988 to 1990. In May of 1996 Sue was awarded the Mt. St. Clare Colleges Founder Award For Distinguished Service to Mt. St. Clare College and in November of 1997 was inducted into Mt. St. Clare College Athletic Hall of Fame. She served as the Physical Director for the YWCA and was an Aquatic Instructor and Guard.

Sue is survived by her husband Jack; a daughter, Jan (Richard) Reusche of Clinton; a son, Michael (Julie) McQueen of Bettendorf; 5 grandchildren, Sarah (Terry) Nash, Jennifer McQueen, Brian (Lindy) McQueen, Benjamin Evers and Renae Council; 5 great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Hayden Randolph, Dylan Council, Matthew Nash and Braxton McQueen and a sister, Gala (Paul Seday) Herner of Gurnee, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Clinton YWCA. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
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4 posts

Ronald Baker and Bonnie Hansen
Jan 21, 2019
We are sorry to see the obituary of Sue and offer our deepest sympathy to the family. Bonnie had her as a teacher in the early 70s and I went back to school at a later age in 80s only to have Sue as my Phys Ed teacher; and she was so passionate about her work as she shared her knowledge each day. I truly looked foward to my classes to see my teacher Sue and reduce some mental stress with activities. I was a good pool shooter and will always enjoy that inexpensive trophy Sue awarded me for my wins; it resides in my office and will be especially cherished today. She was a great inspiration and will always be remembered...
Kathy Machael
Jan 12, 2019
Sue was an inspiration to all of us. Having been next door neighbors for about 45 years, I watched Sue in action. She had determination that I could only dream of having. Nothing appeared to get her down. She just kept moving toward her short-term and long- term goal whether it be her garden, her plants and flowers, or her work. Sue didn’t have a mean bone in her body. She loved her family above all else and I know that Jan and Michael will miss her most. Jack will also miss Sue’s caring ways and dedication of her life to his. May our God richly bless all of you at this time.
Holly Barnes
Jan 11, 2019
Great lady and always entertaining!!
Angela (Scheckel) Frasier
Jan 11, 2019
Sorry for your loss. I was a student at the Mount