Susan Kay (Ridgeway) Neff, 64, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

She was born Dec. 8, 1953, in Emporia, Kansas to Martin & Marjorie (Rice) Ridgeway.

She graduated from Roosevelt H.S. 1970, and Emporia State, BS ’74, MS ‘79. Married Dennis Neff of Emporia, March 31, 1972 and had two children together. Taught elementary in Chanute, Kansas before becoming a lifelong homemaker and volunteer.

Susan enjoyed reading, puzzles, camping, crafts, and reality shows. She loved her dogs and the mountains.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Gary and Charles.

She is survived by her husband Dennis, son Charles (and wife Laura) and their children John & Emma, daughter Julie (and husband William Babb), numerous cousins and other extended family, as well as many loving friends.

A reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 6, at Crawford Funeral Home, Edmond.

Services will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 7, at First UMC of Edmond. Burial will follow at a later date, Hillside Cemetery, Saffordville, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Susan’s honor to the Neff Endowed Scholarship at Emporia State University or Oklahoma City University.

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