Maggie Sue Balthrop | 1921-2012

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Maggie Sue Balthrop

Maggie Sue Balthrop, 91, a manager in retail sales, died, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Wichita Falls.

The funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the First Baptist Church of Slidell with the Rev. Alec Haigood officiating. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Pallbearers will be Tim Fletcher, Sam Dunlap, Steve Pruett, James Sitz, Roger Weber, Bert Pruett and Billy Jack Maxwell.

Sue was born June 2, 1921, in Myra, to Luther and Vada (Anderson) Balthrop. She became a Christian when she was 11 years old and became a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church. Sue was united in marriage to Frank Rives Balthrop Dec. 27, 1940, in Greenwood. She and Frank moved their church letter to the First Baptist Church in Slidell, where she remained until her death. She was a faithful member of the church’s single club. Sue worked mostly for Ben Franklin’s but worked for Bodine’s Hallmark Store in Denton until her retirement.

She is survived by her son, Steve Balthrop and wife, Kay, of Electra; brother Bill Ballinger and wife, Ann, of Amarillo; grandchildren Kerri Haigood and husband, Alec, of Wichita Falls and Steven Balthrop and wife, Chris, of San Antonio; great-grandchildren Alyssa and Heath Haigood of Wichita Falls and Dawson and River Balthrop of San Antonio; nephew Ronnie Pierce and wife, Brenda, of Jacksonville; great-nieces Reggie Ballinger of Plainview and Memorie Reseman of Greenwood; and great-nephew Clint Pierce of Denver.

Sue was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister Lesena Tapp; and nephew Randy Ballinger.

Memorials may be made to the Slidell/Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Bert Pruett, P.O. Box 11, Slidell, TX 76267 or to Hospice of Wichita Falls Inc., P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, TX 76308.

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