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Ima Sue (McMillan) Vencill

February 22, 1948 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Ima Vencill Obituary

Ima “Sue” McMillan Vencill died Sunday, November 5, 2023, at her home on Cranston Road in Morehead, Kentucky.

Sue was born to the late Hoke Cox McMillan of Springboro, Ohio and the late Janie Louise Howard McMillan Dockery of Morehead on February 22, 1948, in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit “Sonny” Lewis Vencill, her in-laws, Kenneth and Ruby Vencill, her brother-in-law, Charles Centers, her brother-in-law Kenneth Vencill and her only son, Kermit Lewis Vencill II.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Sarah Vencill and daughter-in-law Brooke Hardin of Lexington, Kentucky. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Laura Rucker, of Morehead, Kentucky. Her brother, Howard McMillan and sister-in-law, Anne survive in Brighton, Michigan. Her sister, Pamelia Tinker and brother-in-law, William, survive in Cave Creek, Arizona. Her youngest sister, Sandi Centers, survives in Miamisburg, Ohio. Her sister-in-law, Barbara Vencill, survives in Morehead, Kentucky.

Sue was a proud and loving grandmother to Tyler Hardin, Hoke Hardin, Charli Hardin and Dean Kerry Vencill. They were the sweetest of gifts to the final years of her life.

She was a doting and loving aunt to Carolyn VanKannel, Kevin VanKannel, Zac Centers, Brigid O’Keeffe, Amy Centers, Michael McMillan, Tiffany McMillan, Dave Sheehan, Leah Rucker, and Katrina Vencill. Sue was also a favorite great-aunt to Grace, Grant, Anna, Deva, Davis, Tivis, Clay, and Will.

Sue retired from Morehead State University in 2012. She began her career at the University in 1986. First, as a student and then as a student with a work study. She went on to be both a full-time student and full-time secretary. While working she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, eventually becoming the Certification Officer responsible for ensuring that the University’s students met all the requirements for teacher certification.

Sue was a devoted mother to Sarah and Kermit. She was active in PTO, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and often served as Room Mother at school when they were young. Her role evolved to carpools for gymnastics and little league and then later for speech tournaments and play practice.

 She loved her family and enjoyed cooking dinners and hosting her extended family. She admired her mother-in-law, Ruby, greatly and very much wanted to follow her tradition of creating delicious meals and memorable moments for her family.

She and her mother, Janie, shared a home after Janie’s retirement and Sue cared for her mother during Janie’s final years.

Sue loved books and was an avid reader. She enjoyed music and words and passed that love to her children and grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Sue will be greatly missed, and her memory cherished.

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