Sue Rader

Sue Rader

Sue Rader, 77, of Dongola, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at her home in Dongola.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1941, in Union County, the daughter of Mottie and Beatrice Sowers Davis. 

She married Wiley Rader on June 2, 1957. He preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2014.

She retired from Florsheim Shoe Company and worked at the Merry Mix.  She enjoyed following Wiley around for many years while he played music.

She is survived by her sister, Naomi Redcloud; nephews Kenneth (Carrie) Dixon, Floyd (Rebecca) Dixon, Kevin Sullens, Billy (Debbie) Rader, Jessie Rader and Roger Redcloud; nieces Sheryl Knupp, Debbie Dunning, Lori Gooden and Sandy Redcloud; many other relatives and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and by two brothers, Sydney Dixon and Bill Sullens.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, today, at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola, with Billy Carter officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mound City National Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, today, at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Crain Funeral Home in Dongola is in charge of arrangements.

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