Wilma Sue Eberhart – Carbondale August 15, 2014

CARBONDALE — Wilma “Sue” Eberhart, 85, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

She was born Jan. 30, 1929, in St. Louis, to Thomas and Nina Jackson.

Sue entered SIU at the age of 15, received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and retired from SIU in 1986 as assistant registrar.

Survivors include brothers, Joe Jackson of Metropolis, and Robert (Mary Jane) Jackson of Peoria; daughter-in-law, Patricia Raczynski of Birmingham, Alabama; granddaughters, Elysia Sleeper of New Hampshire, and Stefanie Eberhart of San Diego, California; and her best friend, Lavida Cruse of Carbondale.

She was preceded in death by son, Robert T. Eberhart; parents, Tom and Nina Jackson; sisters, Carol Smith, and Doris Waters; and brother, George Jackson.

Per Sue’s wishes, her body was cremated. Private burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959; Saluki Athletic Scholarship Fund, 1235 Douglas Drive, Mail Code 6805, Carbondale, IL 62901-4308 or a charity of one’s choice.

Walker Funeral Home of Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.

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