Mary Sue Forbis, 50, daughter of the late William and Audrey Cramer Forbis, was born Sept. 29, 1958, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Mich., and passed away Tuesday, No. 4, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark.
Mary Sue lived in Ortonville and Oxford, Mich., until 1965, when the family moved to Cardwell, Mo. She graduated from Southland High School in May of 1976. She attended Arkansas State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Education degree. She taught school at Brinkley, Ark., and also at Blytheville High School.
Mary Sue's passion was teaching and she was proud of her students and their success at graduating. She looked for the good in all people and was honored to work with many talented and gifted people over the years. Mary Sue was an avid animal lover, and loved her crafts, which she used to relax.
She lost her battle with cancer on Nov. 4.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Harnack; a brother, Harry Harnack.
She is survived by her brother, Robert Harnack; an aunt, Ethal Old; and uncle, Arthur Fortin; a niece, Colleen Couture and the kittens, Jake and Serena, and her special friend of 30 years, Wayne Lindsey, of Iowa City, Iowa. She also has good friends and neighbors that will miss her very much.
A big thank you to everyone at Blytheville High School and the staff at NEA Clinic at Jonesboro, Ark, for all their help and compassion.
Private graveside services were held at the Cardwell Cemetery on Nov. 7 by McDaniel Funeral Service of Senath, Mo.