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Sue Scarth Hershey – November 25, 2017

Sue Scarth Hershey, 83, of Amarillo died November 25, 2017. Visitation will be at 6 – 7 p.m. tonight at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.   Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in San Jacinto Church of Christ, Line Avenue and Mississippi, with Dale Dennis and Glen Walton officiating.  Burial will be at 4:00 p.m. in the Darrouzett Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Sue was born September 6, 1934 in Higgins, Texas to Willard and Leila Clark Scarth. She married the love of her life, Joe Hershey, April 24, 1955 in Hereford.  She loved to cook and sew, work with Joe on the farm at Texline and work as a registered nurse caring for people.  She loved to care for her husband in later years.  She made many hand quilted quilts for her family.
She was a Registered Nurse having been chose “Most Outstanding” nursing student in her graduating class in 1955. She was the original “night nurse” in the new intensive care unit at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK, beginning in 1969 for several years.
Sue was an active member of the San Jacinto Church of Christ having taught children and adult women Bible classes for years at both Texline and San Jacinto churches. She loved the Lord and loved to do His service.
She was a very active Republican having been elected a delegate to the National Republican Coventions in Philadelphia and New York City in 2000 and 2004. She was Vice President of the High Plains Republican Women and was elected to serve two four-year terms as District Committee Woman of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 62 years, Joe, on April 22, 2017, her parents, brother Jack Scarth and all three of her sisters-in-law, Helen Scarth, Joan Scarth and Ruth Scarth.   She leaves behind three children, Doug of Amarillo, Lenita and Earl Unruh of Blossom and Tom and Letha of Monte Vista, Colorado.  Other survivors include two brothers, Dale Scarth of Burleson and Bob and Angela Scarth of Amarillo.  She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Isaac and Sara Unruh, Chris and Heather Unruh, Trey and Kelli Unruh of Blossom, Andy Hershey of Lubbock and Katie and Nick Renteria of Claude.  Her eight great-grandchildren are Grace, Paul, Caleb, Cooper, Hallie and Luke Unruh and Cecilia and Kelsey Renteria.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to San Jacinto Church of Christ, 823 S. Mississippi, Amarillo, TX 79106 or your favorite charity.

1 Comment

  • Lynn Coleman Posted December 2, 2017 9:23 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.
    Lynn Coleman

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