By The Mercury

Sue Ann Preston, 65, of Alma, died Saturday at the Wamego Health Center.  She was a long-time resident of the Alma community.

The family provided some of the following information.

Sue was born Aug. 12, 1948, in Kansas City, Kan. She was the daughter of Elmer and Ruth Schanefelt Schutter. She attended local schools and graduated from Alma High School in 1966.

Sue married Paul R. Preston on Aug. 2, 1969, in Dover.  He survives at their home.

Sue was the Medical Records Coordinator at the Golden Living nursing home in Eskridge.  She also had worked at the Alma Manor for 8 years.  Sue owned and operated SP Vending, which she started in 2000.  She was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church in McFarland. She and Paul loved to travel especially attending various family reunions around the country. She also enjoyed working and processing her garden.

Sue is also survived by her son, Shane Preston and his wife, Shanda, of Russell; and her two granddaughters, Aubrey and Ava.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday at Campanella-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma.  The Rev. Charlie McCelland will be officiating.

Burial will follow at Alma City Cemetery.  Mrs. Preston will lie in state starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday and the family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  They suggest memorial contributions to the Mill Creek Baptist Church or the Flint Hills Dialysis Center, and those may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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