Sue Stubblefield, 83, a resident of the Hillerman community, died Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 31, 1935 in Karnak, Mrs. Stubblefield was a certified nurse's aide (CNA) as well as a rehabilitation aide. She received her training and certification at Shawnee Community College. She was employed at the former Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Metropolis for over 15 years as a CNA and later as a rehab aide.

Mrs. Stubblefield was a member of Massac County Homemaker's Extension and was a member of Hillerman Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Helen Louise Blanchard and husband Carl "Hook" of Metropolis and Sandra Sue Inman and husband Bobbie and Tina Lynn Ragsdale and husband Lawrence, all of Karnak; 13 grandchildren, Melissa Merideth and husband Nathan, April Mason and husband Christopher, Johnnie Morris, Lucrecia Short and husband Roger, Michael Blanchard and wife Jessica, Murray Blanchard and wife Jessica, Michelle Meyer and husband William, Melanie Harris and husband Jason, Gavin Blanchard and wife Eliza and Erin, Rebecca, Hondo and Adam Ragsdale; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Connie East and husband Earl of Karnak; one brother, Gary Astin and wife Janis of Metropolis; one brother-in-law, Bob Harrell of Horton, Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert L. "Bob" Stubblefield; her parents, Roland Deward and Helen Mae Bunker Astin; an infant son, Shannon Drew Stubblefield; an infant sister, Carolyn Astin; one sister, Lela Harrell; and her stepmother, Irene Astin.

Funeral service was held Saturday at Hillerman Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Ben Hottel officiating.

Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Hondo Ragsdale, Adam Ragsdale, Gavin Blanchard, Dillon Blanchard, Daniel Meyer, Roger Short and Bryan Meyer.

Memorials may be made to Hillerman Missionary Baptist Church's Cemetery Fund, 4197 Hillerman Rd., Grand Chain, IL 62941.

Bailey Funeral Home of Vienna was in charge of arrangements.

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