Sue Stover

Long-time light hearted, generous friend and enthusiastic Colleague Sue Stover has passed away after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at the Edina Country Club on Saturday, April 28 at 11:00a.m.

Members have shared fond memories of Sue after her passing: Sue was the treasurer for the first two Saint John’s Calligraphy Connections (1981 and 1984) and worked closely with Jo White, Bev Hunnicutt, and others on the Connection executive steering committee. She is remembered for her good sense of humor, being smart and trustworthy, and always providing genuine and valuable input into discussions and situations. She was a good friend and a loyal Colleagues member who devoted countless hours to the organization in sometimes very quiet ways. A member of the Colleagues Portfolio Group, Sue calligraphed memorable work, including a striking embossed and lettered piece titled “Shadow” for one of our shows.

Sue was a member of the Southwest Social Scribes for many years, which included doing the all-important task of keeping their rosters and meeting information current for many years. Equally important and appreciated were the stand-out croutons she made for their salad luncheons.  

Sue was multi-dimensional in her interests: she belonged to a group of French speakers, played Bridge, and traveled with her husband Bob to England and France. In later years she became interested in the paper engineering and books of Robert Sabuda, sending Sabuda cards every Christmas. Sue did a lot of dimensional paper folding and taught the Southwest Social Scribes a few paper tricks.

Sue loved Scandinavian design and decorated her home in that style. Her husband had a local silversmith make her many beautiful pieces of original Scandinavian silver jewelry. She took many silversmithing classes through the Edina Art Center. An example of how she married her love of metal work and calligraphy was her creation of an enviable necklace from cutout Neuland style letters.

Sue was also a member of the Edina Federated Women’s Club, served on its board, and used her calligraphy skills to letter signage and certificates for the organization’s public events and awards.

Sue will be missed and remembered by her letter-loving community of friends. Please join in sharing your memories, and if you have a good photo, please send it to