“Sue” Anderson 77, born August 7th, 1943, passed away peacefully Friday, May 7th, in hospice at her home on Hoover Reservoir, in Galena, in the company of her husband of 56 years, John Bell Anderson. Sue was a Vice President for Corporate Trust Operations at Huntington Bank. A celebration of her life will be held in the future, and friends will be notified.
Sue was the much-adored child of Elenora and Miller Huffman Pringle. Her father was a successful farmer and entrepreneur who discovered his land contained a lucrative source of gravel for the construction industry.
Sue graduated from the Columbus School for Girls and The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 1975.
During Sue’s business career – all in banking -- she developed exceptional skills in the complex banking area of corporate trust operations. Those skills won her a competitive following and successive hiring by Columbus banks. This progression started at the old City National (now Chase). She then was hired by Ohio National (now PNC) and finally Huntington Bank -- all institutions that prized and needed her unique skills.
During her working career, Sue became a founder and President of The Capitol City Business and Professional Woman’s Club. The friends she made there became her friends for life.
Sue loved traveling with her husband, John. They traveled extensively through the Caribbean when he was a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch. Later they enjoyed travel to numerous European countries, including Norway, Sweden, and Russia. Their favorite trip of all time was to beautiful, exotic New Zealand.
Sue experienced a successful three-year survival from Lung Cancer through the skills of the doctors at The Ohio State University’s James Hospital. To celebrate in 2019, she and John took a celebratory Viking “antiquities” cruise to Greece. That trip had long been on Sue’s “Bucket List.”
Unfortunately, Sue’s many cancer treatments finally engendered Leukemia and Cerebellar Radiation Necrosis, severely limiting her mobility. However, in her final days, she was happy at home in hospice at their beautiful waterfront home in the woods overlooking Hoover Reservoir.
Sue was a passionate lover of dogs. In hospice at home, she was also with her lifetime-favorite dog, Coco, a Golden Doodle. She and Coco had an intimate bond that was heartwarming to observe.
Her friends and husband will remember Sue for her always friendly, enthusiastic openness and lack of pretense of any kind. She was the very definition of an “authentic” person who shared her thoughts openly and generously gave her love and friendship. That authenticity was a quality that endeared Sue most to her husband John when he first met her. It was also the quality that was cherished by the many friends they made together during her life.