Mildred Mae ‘Susie’ Switzer, 87, of Blue Springs, Mo., died on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Centerpoint Medical Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, Mo. Burial will be in Blue Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the chapel. Memorials: St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 2415 R.D. Mize Road, Independence, Mo., 64057.
Mrs. Switzer was born on May 2, 1920, in Fayette County, the daughter of Elza and Mary Gurtner Calvert.
She lived in Thayer, Mo., and Glasford, Ill., before moving to the Kansas City, Mo., area in 1965. She was an active member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church and its women’s group, making and donating many items to various missions. She was affectionately known as Aunt Susie by all of her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, baking special treats and making quilts for family members and friends. She especially enjoyed visiting distant cousins at the annual Calvert reunions in the St. Peter/St. Elmo area.
She is survived by a sister, Thelma Quick of Windsor, Mo.; brothers, Robert ‘Bob’ Calvert of Independence, Mo., and Les and his wife Marge Calvert of Oak Grove, Mo.; sisters-in-law, Virginia Calvert and Linda Calvert, both of Independence, Mo., Faye Cowens of Thomasville, Mo., and Edith Switzer of West Plains, Mo.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Switzer, in 1998; brothers, Stan, Howard and Ronald Calvert.