Virginia Sue Maison, 73
Virginia Sue Maison, 73, of Tuppers Plains, OH passed away peacefully following an extended illness on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Mt. Carmel East Medical Center in Columbus.
Born April 15, 1949 in Boone County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ramie Lawrence Hunter and Zelma Baisden Hunter. She was a 1967 graduate of Van High School, Van, W.Va.
Sue had a heart for public service at a young age, working with the federal Head Start programs during their infancy in her native Boone County. After settling in Meigs County in the late 1970s and leaving behind a career working in retail with Montgomery Ward, she continued her public service as Meigs County’s Deputy Registrar for the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), serving in that capacity from 1983 until 2008. She moved on to a full-time position with the Ohio BMV, working in a regional role with the agency for nearly a decade before her retirement.
Sue was passionate about giving back to the community and supporting charitable causes. She was very involved in work to improve and benefit the community, serving throughout the years as a past-President and longtime board member of the Meigs County Chamber of Commerce, as well as a board member of the Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation, United Fund of Meigs County, and Tuppers Plains Regional Sewer District.
Sue was very active in political causes and local, state and national campaigns during her 45 years living in Meigs County, often working alongside her brother, Henry, and she served as a past-Chair of the Meigs County Democratic Party.
From an early age, Sue joined family members singing in churches and at revivals where her father ministered. She had a beautiful singing voice; a gift she enjoyed sharing throughout the years in seasonal performances with the Coolville Community Choir, in fundraising events for organizations such as the Riverbend Arts Council, on Karaoke nights with family and friends performing as “Virginia Sue Starr,” and with her siblings at family gatherings, church performances and special events. Her loss leaves a huge void in the lives of all she knew, and her memory will live on through the many special memories she made with those who loved her.
Sue is survived by her brothers, Herman (Kathy) Hunter of Mason, W.Va., Homer Hunter of Stony Bottom, W.Va. and Hansel Hunter of Custer, S.D., sisters-in-law Barbara Hunter of Millwood, W.Va. and Elsie Hunter of Vienna, W.Va., daughter-in-law, Angela Maison of Fort Gibson, Okla., several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many, many friends.
She leaves behind five beloved grandchildren, Shelsea (Tim) Terrones of El Dorado, Kansas, Keisha Maison of El Dorado, Kansas, Kaleigh Maison of Burns, Kansas, Kourtney (Michael) Maison of Burns, Kansas; Kameron (Joy) Maison of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Levi (Sarah) Bollig of Wagoner, Okla.; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by her son, Robert Scott Maison; brother and sister-in-law Henry and Mary Hunter; sister and brother-in-law Roberta and Harley Harbison, brothers Herschel “Doc” Hunter and Harry Hunter; sister-in-law Carolyn Hunter, and her beloved pets Snowball, Crissy, Sassy and Rockee.
The family will host a visitation 3–6 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home, 590 E. Main St., Pomeroy, Ohio, with a celebration of life service following on Thursday evening. Graveside services will take place 2 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022, at Madison Memory Gardens, Low Gap Road, Madison, W.Va.
Memorial contributions may be made in Sue’s name to support the Meigs County Foundation. Donations can be made online at www.AppalachianOhio.org by designating the Meigs County Foundation (MCF) when donating. To mail your donation, please designate MCF and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764.
For those wishing to send flowers or a memorial gift to the family, please contact Flowers By Craig at 740-667-3513 or online at flowersbycraig.com. A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.