She was born on Aug. 18, 1950 in Meshoppen, the second child of Frank, Sr. and Marilyn Fiske Carr of Wilmot Township. She lived her entire life on the family farm. A graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School in the Class of 1968, she also graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1972. She married Jay L. Stanton of Wyalusing on June 10, 1972 at the Wyalusing Methodist Church; they had just celebrated their 40th anniversary this past summer. She and Jay had two children, Jason Michael Stanton and Kelly Sue Rocchi. Jason and his wife, Joanne (Jennings) Stanton and their six children: Nicholas, Lillian, Joseph, Joshua, Elijah and Elizabeth, reside in Herrickville. Daughter Kelly and her husband, Michael Rocchi live in Allentown, PA with their twin seven-month-old children, Cameron and Allie.
Sue is also survived by her parents, Frank, Sr. and Marilyn Carr of Wilmot Twp., who have been married for 64 years, and four siblings, Bonnie (William) Keeney of LeRaysville, Rick (Katie) Carr of Wilmot, Bill (Carol) Carr of Wilmot and Frank, Jr. (Connie) Carr of Wilmot. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews.
Sue was a dedicated teacher in the Wyalusing Area School District, having taught second grade for 36 years. During this time, it is safe to say that she touched many hundreds of lives. She was always one of the first to arrive each school day and the last to leave. Sue was very involved in her community, having participated in many charity events such as Relay for Life and the Outstanding Young Woman program. In her spare time, she enjoyed line dancing with friends, flower gardening and exercising. She had participated in several 5K races. During her brief retirement, she put in a swimming pool, which she cared for so many family and friends could come and enjoy.
Sue was diagnosed with cancer in early 2012. She put up a courageous and dignified battle, trying to maintain as much normalcy as possible despite the treatments. She spent a large amount of time with her daughter and the new grandbabies in Allentown, only recently coming back to her home in Wilmot. It was from there that she passed on to a better place.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain, associate pastor of Windham Summit Bible Church, Rome, presiding.
Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Sue Stanton Scholarship Fund to benefit the WVES Second Grade, c/o PS Bank, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
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