Sue (Kuhlman) Sixkiller died unexpectedly in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 23, 2020 at the age of 73.
Sue is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Connie Sixkiller of Oklahoma City, her oldest son Darin Sixkiller, wife Amy and their two sons Kalen and Kamden residing in Norman, her son Chris Sixkiller, his wife Leslie and their two children, Trey and Tristyn of Oklahoma City, one brother Steve Kuhlman and his wife Debbie of Moore, her sister-in-law Shirley Kuhlman from Oklahoma City, sister- in-law Bonnie Snyder from Muskogee, OK and brother-in-law Sammy Sixkiller from Tucson, Arizona and countless aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Estella Kuhlman of Minco, Oklahoma, two brothers Ron Kuhlman and his wife Ruby of Newcastle and Sam Kuhlman of Oklahoma City.
Sue was born on July 30, 1946 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Robert and Estella Kuhlman. She graduated from Minco High School in 1963. Several years later she began her professional career at Kerr McGee Chemical in Oklahoma City. This is where she met the love of her life Connie while working as a credit specialist. She continued her career working for the city of Oklahoma City in various capacities from public events to eventually retiring from the city utilities department after 28 devoted years.
Sue was a true Christian example and an active member of Oakcrest church of Christ. She enjoyed being involved in the youth groups as her two sons were growing up. After the boys graduated, she transitioned to her true passion, which was serving on Oakcrest’s Missions committee. She loved the idea of being able to spread God’s word through missions both near and far. Her influence was left on any and all of those who knew her.
Without question Sue’s biggest passion was her family. She loved nothing more than birthdays, holidays, or any other special occasion to get together and celebrate with them. She was so proud of her grandkids and loved them unconditionally as they did her. She loved getting to go to her three grandsons sporting events, simply talking and spending time with them. She bragged often about her wonderful grandsons and was so very proud of the young men they had all become. She had one granddaughter who she was particularly fond of. She could do no wrong in her Nana’s eyes. She loved spoiling, holding, spending time with her and sewing the bibs and cover ups she wore with style every day. It was important to match and coordinate her bibs with each of her outfits. All of her kisses will be missed the most by this special girl.
She also thoroughly enjoyed driving the country traveling with Connie. It was always said they were a match made in heaven because she liked to drive and he did not, but they both loved to travel and more than anything just spend time together. Every state was traversed except Alaska, which they had always planned on visiting but God had other plans. It was time for her to come home and be with all of those who have gone before her and especially her Lord. Selfishly we wanted her for many more years but understand that was not God’s will.
Sue was a planner and planned everything throughout her life and her death although unexpected had been discussed previously and notes had been taken. She had one simple request, it was written as follows, “I want to make sure my family and friends know that my last request is that they know Jesus….. Selfishly I want to see them again in heaven”.
A public viewing will be on Thursday March 27 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 500 SW 104th St. from 1pm – 8 pm. A private family funeral (due to COVID 19 restrictions) is scheduled for Friday, March 28 at 10am at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Oklahoma City. Although attendance is limited they will be live streaming the services starting at 9:50 AM Friday. There is a tentative date of July 30 for a future memorial service for all friends and family to honor Sue’s life after all gathering restrictions have been lifted.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 3/27/2020 at 09:50 AM, Central Standard Time.
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