Susan Barrie (Rothman) Chetlin
Susan Barrie (Rothman) Chetlin of Greenville, Texas, passed away on August 25 after an eight-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Sue was born September 18, 1940, in Pittsburgh to Benjamin and Mollie (Piem) Rothman. She grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, was confirmed at Temple Sinai, and graduated from Taylor Allderdice. Sue fondly remembered traveling Europe with her friends after high school. Sue attended Cazenovia Finishing School for Girls (now Cazenovia College). Back in Pittsburgh, she owned her own business, Plants ‘N Things, and was a member of Rodef Shalom. Sue married Ron in 1968, and 10 years later, they moved their family to Texas. She was an amazing stay at home mom while her kids were little. Sue returned to school and graduated with a Bachelors of Education and later a Masters of Library Science from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce). She taught elementary school with Floyd ISD, Quinlan ISD, Damon ISD, and Royse City ISD, and ended her long career in education as the librarian at Scott Elementary School. Sue traveled all over North America in her RV with her husband Ron and their border collies: they made it to every state but Hawaii and every province in Canada. An avid reader, she loved sharing books with others. A gracious and welcoming hostess, she loved to entertain. While Ron did most of the cooking, Sue’s lasagna was the best you ever had. She loved jewelry, hot tea, shopping, gardening and hockey (the Penguins). Sue sang, played piano and was extremely artistic. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family and being Mimi Sue to her grandkids. An infant son and her husband of 49 years, Ron, preceded Sue in death. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Ami and Rocky Chapman of Sugarland, Texas; her son and daughter-in-law David and Cecily Chetlin of Frisco; grandchildren Michael Chapman, Matt Chapman, Andrew Chapman, Jace Chapman, Ryan Chetlin and Jack Chetlin; sister-in-law Michele Chetlin Beaven of The Villages, Fla.; and beloved caregiver Cara Bull of Wolfe City, Texas. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, September 1 from 1:30-3:30 PM at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, 5100 I-30 East @ US 69, Greenville, Texas 75402. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.