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Obituary for Sue Bolinger (Vanator)

Sue Jane Bolinger passed away on the evening of Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Indianapolis. A resident of Warsaw, she was 82 years old.

Sue was born on August 29, 1937 in Warsaw and was the daughter of Judd and Jettie (Thompson) Vanator. She attended East Ward School and was a 1956 graduate of Warsaw High School. She was one of the first carhops at Penguin Point and later went on to work for L.M. Berry where she retired as Contracts Supervisor after twenty years.

Sue was a friendly, kind person whose devotion to her family was unwavering. She loved finding a bargain at garage sales and auctions and enjoyed cooking, BINGO, gardening, dancing and travel. Several of these hobbies she shared with her late husband, Larry - the two were married on December 21, 1956.

Together, Sue and Larry travelled to Las Vegas, Hawaii, Arkansas, Florida and many other places. Each year they made the trek to Durham, NC to get their taxes done and to visit family. They were both longtime members of the Moose Lodge and were ever-present at their grandchildren’s events. They were admired for their dancing as they made it look effortless and easy.

Larry preceded Sue in passing on March 16, 2016. Also preceding is a sister, Betty Baugher and her parents, Judd and Jettie Vanator. Those who survive include four children: son, Jeff (Mary) Bolinger of Pierceton, daughter, Toni (Danny) Willard of Warsaw, son, Robert (Anita) Bolinger of Burket and daughter, Kelly Ormsby of Warsaw. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and Sue’s sister, Peggy Myers of Royal, Arkansas.

A Life Celebration® is planned with Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw where friends may join family for a time of visitation on Friday, May 15 from Noon until 1 p.m. Beginning at 1 o’clock, Pastor William Whitaker will officiate Sue’s Life Celebration Service with burial following in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Mooseheart Child City & School, 255 James J. Davis Dr., Mooseheart, Illinois 60539