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Sue Callahan

May 14, 1943 — March 2, 2024


Sue (Campbell) Callahan of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday March 2, 2024 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Sue was born May 14, 1943 to Willard Lynn and Avalene Rubybee (Plummer) Campbell in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Sue was 80 years, 9 months and 19 days old. She was a member of the Haw Creek Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas.

Sue grew up in and around Waldron. She graduated WHS in the class of 1961. She was a majorette in the band. Sue was married to her loving and devoted husband, Sam D. Callahan for 61 years. They met in Fort Smith while Sam was at Fort Chaffee and she was attending "Millies Beauty School". Together they raised one son Sam Lynn Callahan and played an instrumental role in the lives of their grandchildren; Suzannah, Chris and Mackinzie. Sue truly lived life to the fullest. She cherished the times when she could attend her class reunion and reminisce with all her classmates and share old memories and make new ones. She could make people laugh and yet walk away scratching their head...she certainly kept everyone on their toes. If she wasn't having fun, she didn't want to do it. She loved her silver Corvette and taking her grandchildren for rides just to rive up the packs. She was a good cook even though she hated the kitchen. She liked working outside in her yard. It was no secret that she would always take summer over winter. She enjoyed trips with her girlfriends but especially looked forward to taking trips with her family. She was a beloved wife, mother and Meme. Those who knew her best, loved her the most and the memories they made will forever be treasured by each of them.

Sue leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Sam D. Callahan of the home and one son, Sam Lynn Callahan and wife Melissa of Waldron, Arkansas. Meme will forever remain in the hearts of her two grandchildren: Chris Callahan and wife Brittney of Lacey, Washington and Mackinzie Callahan of Conway, Arkansas and great grandchildren: Dominic Shores, Hadley Shores, Brantley Callahan, LilyAnne Callahan, Jettson Callahan and bonus great granddaughter, Haven Shores. Sue Sue or Suzie, as most knew her, is also survived by two of her best high school girlfriends, Lynda Bates and Sandy Irwin. She will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents: Lynn (flathead) and Avalene Campbell; one sister, Diana Williams and her granddaughter, Suzannah Callahan Shores and one high school best friend, Paulette Rhyne Goble.

Sue's life celebration will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. John Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Sue's pallbearers will be Chris Callahan, Jeto Piles, Miles Dozier, Reggie Owens, Brian Jones, and Larry Wagner. Honorary pallbearers will be Jettson Callahan, Dominic Shores, Brantley Callahan and Moe Shores.

Sue's visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

In lieu of flower, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306

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Friday, March 8, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home

1879 W 6th St, Waldron, AR 72958

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 9, 2024

10:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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