Sue McElwee, age 84, of Charleston, passed away January 31, 2014, in Emeritus at Charleston Gardens, where she had resided for nearly six years, making many friends among residents and staff.
Sue was born and grew up in Dunmore. She was a daughter of the late Winfred and Merle McElwee.
She was a graduate of West Virginia University and retired from Union Carbide, where she was employed for 35 years.
She is survived by a brother, Charles McElwee, a Charleston lawyer, sister-in-law, cherished friend, cheerful supporter and dedicated caretaker Kemp Littlepage McElwee. They shared a love for people and had infinite empathy to others. She is also survived by nephews and nieces, Charles McElwee, II, and wife, Ellen, of San Francisco, California, and their daughters, Lily and Mary Willa; and Douglas McElwee, and wife, Janet, of Charleston, and their sons, Sam and Charles Forest, and daughter, Elisabeth, who affectionately wrote, “Aunt Sue has always been a wonderful influence in my life, teaching me kindness and love” –– an expression of gratitude shared by everyone who knew her.
A private celebration of life will be held in the spring at the family farm in Dunmore.