Martha Sue (Crosby) Kressenberg

March 16, 1926 ~ March 23, 2021 (age 95)


Sue Crosby Kressenberg, 95, of Paducah, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Baptist Health.

Sue was a retired school teacher who taught many years at Paducah Tilghman High School. Sue attended Murray State University where she was an active pledge of Tri Sigma and held the title of Miss Murray State. She then attended the University of Kentucky where she was the Sword and Scabbard Queen and graduated with her Masters degree. Later in life, Sue enjoyed retirement by spending time on the golf course, playing the piano, and traveling. When she was home you could find her spending time in her garden.

Sue is survived by four children, Lynn (Tom) Gardner Klingenberg, Robin (Jerry) Gardner Arnzen, William N. (Cynthia) Gardner, Jr., and John Mark (Kim) Kressenberg; six grandchildren, Brian Edwards Binne, William Patrick Huston, Suzanne Carol Huston, Katharine Elizabeth Arnzen Hollowell, Crosby James Gardner, and Erin Elizabeth Gardner; and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding Sue in death is her husband, William L. Kressenberg; her parents, Hardie and Patsy Crosby; and one daughter, Carol Sue Gardner Huston.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).

Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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