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Obituary: Sue Cheatham, 69, Green Co., KY

She was a beloved citizen of Greensburg, KY, the widow of Dr. George Cheatham, and a member of the Greensburg Presbyterian Church. She was a community leader in every way.

Mrs. Evelyn Sue Oldham Cheatham 69, of Greensburg, KY, departed this life on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at the Nortons Hospital in Louisville, KY.

The funeral services for Mrs. Sue Oldham Cheatham will be conducted at 1pmCT, Monday, January 4, 2010 at the Greensburg Presbyterian Church, 119 N Main ST, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Greensburg Cemetery. Rev. Charlie Taylor and Rev. Tom Bumpass will be officiating. Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Visitation is from 2 to 9pmCT, Sunday. January 3, 2009, at the Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 South Main ST, Greensburg, KY, and from 7 to 10amCT, Monday, January 4, 2009, at the funeral home. Visitation will then resume at 11amCT at the church until time of the funeral service.

Pallbearers are Mike Curnutte, Jerry Knight, Joey Davis, Richie Kessler, Rudy Mitchell, Steve Edwards and John Durham. Honorary pallbearers are Misty Edwards, Redell Jewell, Bob Jeffries, Krista Shuffett, Devi Bradshaw, Sheila Taylor, Ann Durham, Charlie Eveland, Terri Mills, Carolyn Paxton, Dee Durham, Dennis Scott, Rachel Clark, Camelia Edwards, Dr. David and Marlene Townes, Ivan and Della Curnutte, Dr. William and Kathy Shuffett, Jane Todd Crawford Hospital Medical Staff, Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Simmons, Jane Todd Crawford Hospital Past 2nd Floor Employees, Central Kentucky Primary Care Employees and Staff, Girls of S.O.B. Society.

Mrs. Sue Oldham Cheatham (1940-2009)

Mrs. Evelyn Sue Oldham Cheatham of Greensburg, Kentucky, daughter of the late Etheridge Manon Oldham and Opal "Butch" Keith Vincent, was born on November 23, 1940 in Paducah, Kentucky and departed this life on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at the Nortons Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 69 years, one month and eight days of age.

She united in marriage to Dr. George C. Cheatham on June 3, 1962 in Greenville, Kentucky who preceded her in death on March 5, 2000. Sue and George moved to Springfield, OH in 1964 and moved to Greensburg, KY in 1965.

Survivors include the following:
  • Two sons and daughters-in-law: George Carlisle "Lisle" and Jean Cheatham, and Nicholas Gordon "Nick" and Miranda Cheatham all of Greensburg, KY

  • A granddaughter: Evie Cheatham of Greensburg, KY

  • A special friend: Misty Edwards of Greensburg, KY

  • And a host of other relatives and many friends
She was also preceded in death by a step-father: Claria "Buck" Vincent and maternal grandparents: William and Mattie Keith Clark"Ma Clark"; paternal grandparents: James Madison and Leila Gordon Oldham; and an uncle: Harold C. Oldham.

Sue lived with mother and father in McCracken County until war was over in 1945 where her parents worked making airplanes.

Her mom and dad moved to Earlington, Kentucky where Leila Gordon lived (grandmother). She went to school in Earlingtron until third grade. Then Sue and her mom moved to Madisonville.

Fourth thru eighth grade she lived with Mattie Keith Clark in Madisonville, KY. Her Mother went to Muhlenburg County to take a better job.

Mattie Clark kept Sue while her mother worked and Butch came home every other weekend. Mother met Buck in Muhlenburg County.

Butch and Buck married around 1954 and everyone, including Ma Clark and Sue, moved to Muhlenburg County.

Sue started freshmen year at Muhlenburg County High School and graduated in 1958. Sue attended St. Anthony Catholic Nursing School where she became a Registered Nurse. She was Penny-Rile State Park summer camp counselor and student nurse for four years.

She went on to receive her BSN at Western Kentucky University in 1987. Sue always wanted to be an activities director and attend Transylvania, but her mother was determined for Sue to become a nurse. "Because you can always get a job" Butch always said.

Sue's mother died of breast cancer September 23, 1959. Mattie Clark outlived her daughter Butch who passed away in 1960. Buck took care of Ma Clark and Sue. Sue's father died in 1965. Buck died Thanksgiving in 2006. He was a father figure to Sue and he promised Butch he would always take care of Sue and Ma Clark, and he did.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg Presbyterian Church. She was a W.K.U. Alumna, worked as a nurse for Dr. Cheatham's office from 1965-1970, taught clinical nursing at the vocational school. She was a CNA instructor along with Della Curnutte from 1970-1975, she worked OB, ER, Surgery, was the infection control nurse at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital, and a physical therapy nurse at Jane Todd Crawford. She organized Health Fairs, was a member of the Green County Breast Cancer Coalition, participated in historical plays and was a member of the S.O.B'S Society.

Memorials are suggested to the UofL Rheumatology Department, American Cancer Society, Greensburg Presbyterian Church or the Greensburg Renaissance, which can be made at the funeral home.For online condolences at The Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home

Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.


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