She was born in Scranton on May 2, 1954, one of five daughters to Arthur and June Chappel Mordan of Dalton, PA. She was predeceased by her father on Dec. 22, 2000 and her mother on Sept. 18, 2006.
She was married in 1984 to Terry Moody, Sr., who was raised in Sugar Run. In 1987 they moved their family to the Wyalusing area, residing together until 2010.
Susan is survived by her four sons and a daughter-in-law; Christopher (Erin) Mordan of Old Forge, PA; Scott Moody of Williamsport, PA; Terry Moody, Jr. of Wilkes-Barre, PA and Timothy Moody of Seattle, WA.
She is also survived by four sisters; Lori Ryan of Factoryville, PA; Tami (Douglas) Armacost of Hanover, PA; Mindy (Steven) Hill of Clarks Summit, PA and Jennifer (Vincent) Kalinoski of Factoryville, PA.
Sue also leaves behind three grandchildren, who were the light of her life; seven-year-old Cooper and five-year-old Abigail Mordan of Old Forge and tenmonth old Caleb Moody of Seattle.
Sue was family-oriented and was 100-percent devoted to her family. She absolutely loved her boys and was their biggest fan. During the boys’ school-aged years, she was not only a regular spectator at little league and teener ball games, basketball games, wrestling matches and soccer games, she also volunteered, helping in any way that was needed by that particular sports booster club. She was also an active member of the Wyalusing Elementary PTO.
Once her two grandchildren, Cooper and Abigail, were old enough to begin participating in organized activities, Sue once again took on the role of cheerleader, regularly driving to Scranton to watch Cooper participate in a baseball, football or soccer game or to watch Abigail’s dance recital.
Prior to her death, Sue was employed at the Wyalusing Public Library. The children who frequented the library adored her and affectionately called her Miss Sue.
One of Miss Sue’s duties was to plan and orchestrate the Friday preschool story hour, which always ended with a craft. She took great delight in this task as she easily connected with children and was in awe of the children as much as they were of her.
She was a member of the Wyalusing area Red Hat Society. Being a member of the society was right up her alley, so to speak, as Sue loved raising a little heck.
She also volunteered at the Wyalusing Elementary School as a reading aide. She worked at The SoapGarden and Country Herbal Day Spa, located on Main Street, Wyalusing, before opening up a day spa with former SoapGarden co-worker, Tasha Zickler. Dreamy Daze Spa and Hair Salon opened its doors to the public on July 15, 2003 and was located on Main Street, Wyalusing. She also helped organize and man the dime pitch booth during the Wyalusing Firemen’s Celebration.
She was a lover of both canine and felines and leaves behind her beloved dog, Jameson.
Sue will be forever remembered for the hearty zest she put forth when it came to her family, her friends and life. May her laughter live on inside those whose lives she touched. The world will be a much quieter place without her.
A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, Church Street, Wyalusing, conducted by the Reverend Dale Russell. Prior to the service, a viewing was held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853.