Mary Sue (Durst) Brauer, 62, of Racine

Mary Sue (Durst) Brauer, 62, of Racine

We regretfully announce the passing of Mary Sue (Durst) Brauer, 62, of Racine on July 8, 2021. After a brief battle with cancer, she succumbed to a complication from treatment. 

Our mother, Mary Sue, was one of the strongest, kindest women to ever walk this earth and our family was blessed to have her as the head of the family.

Mary Sue graduated from Meigs High School in 1977, she obtained her bachelor’s degree from Rio Grande in 1981. During college she was a member of the Alpha Mu Beta sorority. After graduating, she went on to pursue a career in teaching with Meigs Local School District. Mary Sue later went back to compete her master’s degree at the University of Rio Grande. Mary Sue loved her students and especially enjoyed her years at Middleport Elementary. Mary Sue taught with Meigs Local for 30 years. After retirement she focused on her love of gardening, canning, and her greatest treasure, being a grandma. 

Mary Sue was a wonderful and loving mother to her three children and gave her all to her family. We will never be able to fill the space left behind by her. 

Mary Sue was preceded in death by her parents Willard Sr. and Mary Lou Durst; a brother Willard “Bub” Durst Jr.; brother-in-law David Brickles; and son-in-law Derek Warden. She is survived by her children Sarah Warden, Susan (Sean) Oney, and John Brauer; siblings Willis (Sharon) Durst, Edith Brickles, “Jan” Durst; several nieces and nephews; and her very special grandchildren Sydney and Marley Warden. She is also survived by her Middleport family of teachers whom she loved so very much. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 16 from 12-2 p.m. with services at 2 p.m. at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood, West Virginia. Burial will follow at Meigs Memory Garden. 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at or on Roush Funeral Home Facebook page.