Susan Colt Obituary

Susan May James Roberts Berdine Colt, 63, of Columbia, Missouri, formerly of Maryville, Missouri, passed away at home on Dec. 7, 2015. Susan was born Dec. 13, 1951 in Creston, Iowa to Mayfrey Millree (Clayton) and Lowell Rex James. Susan married Daryl Ross Roberts on August 14, 1971 and later divorced. On Aug. 23, 1974 she married Terry Gale Berdine with whom she had two children, Derek R. and Carissa R. Berdine before being widowed (December 26, 1986).

On June 17, 1989 Susan married David E Colt in Maryville, Missouri with whom she shared a wonderful life full of love and laughter.Susan was a 1970 Creston High School graduate and held an AA Degree from Southwest Iowa Community College in Creston. After being widowed, she moved to Maryville to complete her BS Degree in Child and Family Studies from Northwest Missouri State University. Upon her move to Maryville she and her children joined the First United Methodist Church where she met her husband to be, Dave in a Sunday School Class. They shared a deep faith in Christ that bound them together in a happy marriage.

She worked many different jobs but her favorites were being a mom and most recently a grandmother to Audrey. Susan was an active member and an officer of the PEO Sisterhood (most recently serving as Chaplin of Chapter KA in Columbia). Susan was a member of the Community United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She loved dancing, caring for others, traveling and especially spending time with family. Susan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and made quick friendships with anyone
who met her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Terry G. Berdine, several aunts and uncles and nephew, Brian Edwards. She is survived by her husband, David of the home, son Derek (Wendy and daughter Audrey) of Kansas City; daughter Carissa of Columbia, Missouri; sister Jane (Dallas) Edwards, Afton, Iowa; sister Ellen (Charles) Rinner, Creston, Iowa; brother Jerry (Mary), Arvada, Colorado; brother Steve (Barb), Tulsa, Oklahoma and countless nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews all of whom she adored.Susan wished to be cremated.

Her memorial service and celebration of life were held at the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, Missouri, Friday Dec. 11, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to one of the following: Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203 – Priceless Campaign or First United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St, Maryville, MO 64468 – building fund.