Sue Malin​


Margaret Sue Malin was born November 22, 1945 at Kennedy, Missouri (14 Bend).  She was the daughter of Dorothy Mae Wagner.

She departed this life at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on December 26, 2017.  She was 72 years old.

On April 17, 1976 in Steele, Missouri she was united in marriage to Carl “Sawdust” Malin.

Sue was a lady that loved her family especially her grandkids.  She was known for baking sweets.  She always made Mike a cheesecake for his birthday.  In fact the recipe card is titled “Mike’s cheesecake.”  She also made lots of candy at Christmas.  In addition to her own kids, she really took care of all the kids on the block.  She was often called the “Kool-Aid mom.”

Survived by – 4 children – Michael Gene Russell – Steele, Missouri

Donna Sue Russell – Steele, Missouri

Juana Dayle Driskill – Pennelville, New York

Carla Ann Cecil and her husband, Brad – Hayti, Missouri

8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Wagner and her husband, Sawdust Malin.

Funeral services were held on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Caruthersville Wesleyan Church with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating. Pall-Bearers were: Dr. Shane Green, Dylan Howe, Ethan Green, Micheal Russell, Jr., Brad Cecil and Tevor Cooper. The H.S. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the services.


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