Sue Neff

Sue Neff, 78, passed away December 21, 2017 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.

Sue was born in Woodsfield, Ohio on October 9, 1939 and lived there until she graduated from high school. She is the daughter of Frederick “Fiddle” Stoehr and Ruth Tallman Stoehr. Many of Sue’s family still live in the Woodsfield-Beallsville area, and she loved to visit there.

After high school, the FBI recruited Sue to work in their secretarial pool in the Washington, DC and Cincinnati, Ohio offices. On her first day in DC, Sue met a shy (but persistent) young man named Ed Neff. She made many friends in DC and loved her job—she even got to meet J. Edgar Hoover. She also worked for the Department of the Army, and in her last job, was manager of a dentist office.

While she enjoyed working, Sue found joy in relationships—with God, with family, with good friends.

She and Ed attended the Arlington Church of Christ for more than 40 years, and she was a greeter there. She truly enjoyed meeting new people, and she made visitors and friends alike feel welcome and special. She was a terrific listener, and before they knew it, people were telling her all about themselves.

She was quick to laugh and had a twinkle in her eyes that told of mischief and an interest in what was going on. She enjoyed murder mysteries on TV, to work crossword puzzles and to play Scrabble and solitaire. She loved eating out and spending the day on a good road trip to anywhere with Ed. She kept up-to-date on what everyone in the family was doing, and she never missed one of her grandson Joe’s play performances.

Sue is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Ed, and their son Michael (Mona) and grandson Joe, and by her brother Raymond Stoehr (Rita) and sister Judy Truex (Cliff) and many dear nieces, nephews, and their spouses and children.

A visitation (10:00am) and funeral services (11:00am) will be held December 28 at the Arlington Church of Christ, 20 N. Irving Street, Arlington, VA, 22201. Memorial contributions may be made to the Agape Trust of the church, which helps people in the Arlington community buy groceries or pay for essential housing or medical care.

9 Responses to Sue Neff

  1. Louisa Castillo says:

    I love you all so much. I am sorry. She was so wonderful to me as long as I knew her.

  2. Rhonda and Les spry says:

    We stayed Seth Sue and Ed for a week in July, they were very gravcious hosts and we remember that time fondly. Rhonda and Les.

  3. Jane Dull says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I met Mrs. Neff several times at Mona and Mike’s home when tutoring Joe. She was always so friendly and had a beautiful smile. You could see the love she had for her family after only a few minutes meeting her. How lucky you were to have them both nearby for frequent time together. I know she will be missed. Jane Dull

  4. Gary & Yvonne Grady says:

    Yvonne and I are so saddened by the news of Sue’s death. She was always such a positive and delightful person to be around. We pray for Ed to be comforted by her faith, and by an army of friends and family to surround him.

  5. Phillip & Valerie Keener says:

    We have so many wonderful memories of Sunday nights at the Neff’s. We love Sue and Ed so much, and we look forward to being reunited one day.

  6. Kerri Ogden Stollar says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Sue-I lovved seeing her when she came back to Woodsfield with that big beautiful smile-you all will be in my thoughts and prayers -Kerri Ogden Stollar

  7. Sharon McConnell Harris says:

    So sorry about your loss. What a wonderful lady from a great family.

  8. Everyone @ Dr. Hunt's Office says:

    I was so sad to receive the call from Ed. We keep all who basked in Sue’s loving light in our prayers. We miss Sue, but rejoice that she is healed and whole.

  9. Rose E Carroll Branham says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Sue’s passing. She was a blessing to know. I am a Tallman cousin. God bless the family.

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