Susan Jane Pitts
Susan Jane Pitts
  • October 29, 1932 - June 28, 2017
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Susan "Sue" Jane (Hartman) Pitts was born to Frances Donnelly and Edgar Allan Hartman 10/29/32 in Tulsa Ok. Sue, with older brothers Bob and Don Hartman, spent time in Spavinaw, OK with grandparents. After a move to OKC, Sue attended Gateway Elem, Taft JH, and graduated Classen High School in 1950. Sue ran around with a group of friends from JH - Sr adulthood, sharing a chain letter with Neva Barnard, Joann Padgett, Eleanor Schaller, and Ann Shawn. Sue and best friend Ann (Barlow) Shawn enjoyed frequent "Braums breaks" until Ann's passing in 2006. Sue studied Accounting at Oklahoma A&M College and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority until asked home to OKC to help support the family, where she met and in 1955, married William A "Bill" Pitts. After returning to Stillwater for Bill to finish his Engineering degree, Sue supported them by working for the Poultry department. From Stillwater, they started a family and lived in several locations before returning to OKC to care for their aging family. Sue, also a homemaker, was blessed with a keen business mind and helped Bill begin Pitts Engineering until they retired in 2005. She was wise, prudent and trusted.
Sue was an extremely insightful, faithful encourager to all and led a joy-filled, vivacious life of love. She lavished kindness upon all she met, seeing the good in everyone. Her kind and giant heart prayed for and lifted up so many people. She never met a stranger and embraced all, setting everyone at ease and infusing the room with energy and laughter. Sue made their home inviting, filled to the brim with cheer and was always full of surprises. If you knew Sue, you knew her valuable, fun nature and snappy sayings such as: "This will make your clothes fit better", "Nothing lasts forever...good or bad", "Poor everybody" (from her beloved friend, Helen Burns); "From your lips to God's ears"; "It'll be better after it quits hurting"; "Pick your battles"; "Sleep fast" and "Life is too short to be so serious."
Sue enjoyed and was blessed with a plethora of friends and loved sharing life with "Bridge club gals" for almost 50 years. Sue and Bill loved entertaining, whether it was Sunday school classes, kids or bridge parties but especially their annual New Year's Eve party and family shrimp boil. She hosted with such ease and grace! They said repeatedly in their later years, "We are the richest people you know.not monetarily, but in friendships, blessings and memories."
Sue is preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband William A. "Bill" Pitts (married for almost 59 years); brothers Don (Margaret) Hartman and Bob (Mary) Hartman; Alan (Linda) Pitts. Sue is survived by children: Debra (Dan) Casement, OKC; David (Denise Weaver) Pitts, Stillwater OK and Dwight (Jeannie Barbour) Pitts, Tulsa OK; Grandchildren: Joe/Sandra Weaver, John/Nina Weaver, and Geoffrey Barbour; great grandchildren: Jaden, Josie, Elizabeth, John Jr and Jackson; nieces/nephews, Mary Jones, Cindy Bush, and Diane Jackson, Guy/Mary Hartman, Meah Hartman, Jan Webster, Emmy Wilcox, Dianne O'Hara and Danny Hartman; cherished friends, Benny/Geneva Sisson and family (Traver, Weston, Chandra, and JC); and numerous "adopted" friends.
We honor Sue in a private memorial and celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army or your favorite charity in her name or to the William A. Pitts Scholarship Fund in Industrial Engineering at OSU Foundation, 400 S. Monroe, Stillwater OK 74074. The family thanks many who contributed to the last few years of her life: Becky, Kathy, Jemimah, and other caregivers, RAH OKC, Shannon McClure with Eden Care Homes, and Tiffeni and Jordan with Humanity Hospice. While Sue's physical absence leaves an enormous gap in our family circle, we are extremely thankful to have had her as long as the Lord blessed us and find comfort in knowing she is no longer confined to her "earth suit" and her spirit is one with her Lord and Savior, and loved ones. Sue leaves a legacy of love, seeing the best in everyone and everything. Sue would want to be remembered for her loving, fun, outgoing spirit and would tell you to "go make a memory" or "go make lemonade!" Private family services were held.