The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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December 27, 2011

Victoria Susan Derryberry

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. —

Victoria Susan “Susie” Derryberry, of Baxter Springs, Kan., left us on Saturday, Dec. 24th, 2011, at age 70.

Susie was born on April 4th, 1941, in Joplin, Mo., but lived her entire life in Baxter Springs.

In 1958, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Harold Dean Derryberry.

Susie received her Bachelor of Education degree from Missouri Southern State College, graduating with summa cum laude honors.

She devoted her working life of 29 years to teaching middle and elementary school students in Baxter Springs. Her excellence in teaching led her to be elected as a member of the Who’s Who among American Teachers.

She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. As an avid reader and book lover, she played an active role in her position on the board of trustees of the Johnston Pubic Library in Baxter. She was also a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Baxter Springs.

Susie was best known among her friends and acquaintances for her ever-sharp sense of humor and artistic eye. She excelled at everything from sewing and tole-painting to stained glass, a craft that many women find physically challenging. A lover of all things beautiful, she spent many hours combing flea markets for the perfect addition to her home, which remains as a beautiful proof of her talents.

Susie is preceded in death by her father, Les Williams; mother and step-father, Peggy Swa in Sweet and Jim Sweet; and only sibling, a younger brother, Kenneth Williams.

She is survived by her husband and childhood sweetheart, Dean Derryberry; one son Michael Dean Derryberry of Dallas, Texas; daughter Lesli Ann Derryberry and son-in-law, Saifi Ahmad, of Karachi, Pakistan; and daughter Diane Elizabeth Derryberry of Dallas; as well as three grandchildren who she adored, Meleha and Alina Ahmad and Alec Ortega.

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