Sue Carol Junkert


CLINTON — Sue Carol Junkert, 87, of Clinton, passed away at St. John’s Hospital, in Springfield, on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Sue was born on September 1, 1935, in Indiana, the daughter of Carl and Vera (Medley) Sullivan. She grew up in Maroa and graduated from Maroa High School in 1953.  She resided in Clinton for the majority of her life. She married Leland Junkert on March 23, 1959.

Survivors include her husband, Leland, Darin Junkert (son); and Dodie Junkert (daughter), all of Clinton; Dorwin Sullivan (brother), of Maroa; Sherri (Jack) Wrage (sister), of Kenney, as well as several nieces and nephews. Sue leaves behind her beloved family as well as many friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Iris (Roy) Rush and Barbara  (Ted) Reffett.

In her early years, Sue worked for GTE, in Bloomington. She worked for many years at Revere Copper & Brass. She started her own catering business and later opened her own real estate office (Independent Realty), where she was managing broker for over 40 years. She treasured the friends she made through her work. She always went out of her way to help people. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.

Central Cremation of Forsyth is handling arrangements.

Per her wishes, there will be no services at this time. Memorials may be made to Second Chance for Pets Adoptions, Inc. in Clinton.

The family is grateful for the outstanding service provided by De Witt County 911 Dispatch, DeWitt County EMS, Warner Hospital & Health Services and St. John’s Hospital.

A celebration of life will be held on a future date.

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