Remembering Sue Stumbo

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Sue Stumbo of Gravette lived a long life — 96 years! She was such a part of our family, I just had to write a column about her. To say that Sue was a friend of our family is an understatement. From the time we moved to Gravette in 1951, Mom and Sue became fast friends. Sue sort of adopted us kids, but Sis Gay was probably her favorite, maybe because Gay spent so much time with her. Gay said she remembered Sue never driving over 45 miles an hour. Sue said that was fast enough for anyone to drive. I remember Sue cooking enormous amounts of gourmet food for holidays. We were always invited. In 1940, Fred and Sue moved from Oklahoma and bought the beautiful valley called Nebo, next to Old Town Park. There was a two-pump gas station with an overhang and a one room small rock building on the property. Fred tore down the overhang, and as more of the rock building began to show, he decided to demolish it. Sue ran out saying, “Stop, don’t tear it down!” Fred said, “What do you want it for?” Sue answered, “I don’t know


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