Sue was born on January 15, 1915 to E.E. and Mina Lofgren in Chanute, KS. After completing a degree in art at Pittsburg State University, she moved to Kansas City to pursue a career in fashion design. She met David O. Lenn at a Swedish Baptist Church where they were married in 1938. They moved frequently throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area pursuing their shared hobby of rehabbing houses. They were happily married until Dave's death in 1988.
Sue was renowned for her work as a seamstress and dress designer. From her first design that was featured in the Kansas City Macy's window, she built a career around a love for clothing. Responsible for a new family, she turned to designing and sewing children's clothes. This laid the foundation for starting an alterations and custom design business that became so successful that she partnered with her daughter Donna to meet
a growing customer demand.
She also was an active church member – singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School and leading the young married couples program. Her love for God was apparent in her love for so many who became her friends. She was delighted that her heart's desire for her family to walk closely with Jesus came true.
Survivors include her son Dr. D. Jeffrey Lenn of Alexandria, VA and her daughter Donna Lenn Jurco and her husband John Jurco of Prairie Village, KS. She leaves her granddaughter Rebecca Peace Lenn of Arlington, VA grandson Tim Jurco and wife Leslie and great granddaughter Leyna of Leawood, KS. and Sara Lenn Kelimoff and her husband Ryan of Las Vegas, NV.
A memorial service will be held at Village Presbyterian Church on Friday April 12th at 3:00. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to a local church or charitable organization.