Myrna Sue Unger, 77, passed away on Jan. 30, 2018
Myrna Sue (Blakeman) Unger, 77, passed from this life surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 30, 2018 in Bolivar, Mo., following a brief illness.
A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p .m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Community Center in Beaumont, Kan. A remembrance service at 11 a.m will be followed with food and fellowship.
Sue was born Aug. 17, 1940 to Sid (Sydney) Blakeman, who served as sheriff in Butler County, Kan. and to Elouise Strait (Squier) Blakeman. Sue graduated from high school in 1958 from Leon High School, Leon, received her bachelor's degree from Kansas State, a master's from Emporia State, and a PhD from Kansas State.
Married to Ralph Wade Unger, of El Dorado, on April 16, 1960, for 57 years, his wife of noble character, worth more than rubies, as the book of Proverbs says.
Sue was a professional educator, teaching home ec at Remington High School in Whitewater, and at the Vocational-Technical School in Newton. She was Dean of Instruction at Independence Community College, Director of the Child Study Center at Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Mo., and served as an instructor in Family and Consumer Sciences at Pittsburg State University.
Her love of science and education lead to the creation and ownership of M.S. Creations - Hands On Learning from 1990-2008, dealing in materials for science education of young children. Sue spent years presenting and exhibiting throughout the United States. She loved to educate and share resources with many and was always well received.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father.
Survivors include: her husband Ralph; daughters, Teressa Kaye Fogarty of Kansas City (Kevin and grandsons, Lant (Julie) and Jack (Emily); daughter, Crista Leigh Green of Bolivar (grandchildren Annie, Dalton, and Emily (Beau); great-grandchildren, Connor, Adelie, Lorelei, Rowen, and Lyric); daughter, Mellisa Sue Schwartz of Wichita (Todd and grandchildren Haylee and Blake); sister, Kaye Beam (Jim) and their 2 sons and families; step-sister, Judy Mills (Randy) and 2 daughters and families.
Her love for her parents, her husband, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all her family and friends was patient and kind. In the book of Isaiah we read that just as a mother comforts a child, God will comfort us. Sue comforted many a child. We trust that He will now comfort her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in honor of Dr. Myrna Sue Unger to the Beaumont Community Association at PO Box 119, Beaumont, KS 67012, or to Butler Community College Foundation at 901 South Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS 67042.