Sue Brimm

Sue Brimm, 76, of Springfield, and formerly of Cobden, died Friday, May 20, 2016, at her home.

She was born on March 7, 1940, in Anna, the daughter of Louie and Mildred Mallender Lockard of Cobden.

She married Gene Brimm on Nov. 1, 1958, in St. Louis.

She is survived by her husband; son Allen (Terri) of Wimberley, Texas; four grandchildren, Hannah and Haleigh Black of Chatham, and Ben and Rachael Brimm of Wimberley, Texas; sister Kathy (Dennis) Thornburg of Anna; several nieces and nephews; a son-in-law, Reggis Black of Chatham; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Laura Black; and an older sister, Betty McIntire.

She was devoted to her family and a friend to many. She was a member of the Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church for many years. Sue was someone who never met a stranger. She was always interested in knowing and caring about people she met. She was a stay at home mom until starting to work for H&R Block. When her husband retired from the State of Illinois in 1988, she determined they were too young to quit working and then started her own tax and accounting business. After 21 years, they sold a successful  business and officially retired.

She was always finding ways to help others through volunteering with PTA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and her church. She was one of the first women to be recognized with the Silver Beaver, the highest award for a volunteer of a Boy Scout Council. She was an enrolled agent and a member of the NATP.

Graveside services for Mrs. Brimm will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, at the Cobden Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Interment will be in the Cobden Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church at 501 S. Douglas Ave., Springfield, Ill. 62704.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden is in charge of arrangements.

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