Sue Elaine Marshall, 84

Sue Elaine Marshall, 84, of Ellwood City passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born April 19, 1936 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late James and Jeanne Remley Cooper. She was married to Robert C. Marshall who passed on September 22, 2004.

Sue was a 1954 graduate of Shenango High School and a 1957 graduate of Butler Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was proud to be a registered nurse and blessed to have many lifelong friends from her years in nurses’ training. Sue held many jobs as an RN including at Blaw-Knox Steel, Ellwood City Hospital and Hillview Manor. She married Robert (Bob) on February 14, 1959. They lived in many places including West Middlesex PA, Cherry Hill NJ as well as New Castle before settling into Ellwood City. She was a long-time active member of Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church where she served her church family in many ways including as a Deacon. Sue was involved with many clubs over the years, from card club to Mother’s Club and had many devoted friends as a result. She enjoyed reading, cooking and crafts. Sue treasured quiet conversation with her many friends and family. She delighted in her only granddaughter and loved to share about her accomplishments. Mostly, she had a great love for the Lord and spent much time with devotions.

Survivors include daughter, Darla J. (Patrick) Speranza; granddaughter, Hannah all of Cranesville, PA. She is also survived by a sister Judy (Ronald) Houk of Yorba Linda, CA; a brother, Richard (Joan) Cooper of Blythewood, SC; a sister-in-law Ruth Cooper of Alexandria, VA and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Daren Marshall on February 8, 1998. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and James Cooper.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday January 18, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Tuesday January 19, 2021 from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 am at the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City with Pastor Rob Guy of Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will follow at Castleview Memorial Park, New Castle.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church, 291 Wurtemburg Road, PO Box 709, Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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5 thoughts on “Sue Elaine Marshall, 84

  1. Darla,
    We are so saddened by your mother’s passing. What a wonderful person she was. She was always so good to keep in touch with mom/ (Dorothy Myers). I am so sorry I had no way to get a hold of you I do not have your phone number or address I sent you a friend request on Facebook however I am rarely on there just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you I am on call and I’m able to make the viewing on Monday but just wanted to reach out to you and let you know I was thinking of you. Sue haggerty

  2. Specifically to Judy Cooper Houk,

    HI Judy, This is a word of sympathy in the loss of your sister, Sue Marshall, from a Shenango Class of ’63 classmate.

    We haven’t talked in a long time but did want to pass along our condolences to you and your family in the loss of your sister. Time has pass quickly since 1963 but we do remember the good times also.

    This pandemic has made it hard. With our health and many uncertainties we will not try to visit at the funeral home but do want you and your family to know we are keeping all of you in our prayers.

    Sincerely, and God bless,
    Don and Marilyn Badger

  3. Darla, so sad to hear this. You are in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a wonderful woman. It was a privilege to have known her. She will be missed.

  4. We pray that God will grant you the strength you need to face the sad occasion, and that He will give you comfort and healing for the loss of Sue.

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