Sue Elaine Kapke

December 12, 1945June 12, 2011

Sue Elaine McBride Kapke, 65, died Sunday, June 12, 2011, at her residence. A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with Deacon Gary Rhodes officiating under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

Sue was born in Falls City, Nebraska on December 12, 1945 to the late Clarence Keith and Arlene (Schreiber) McBride. She moved to Abilene in 1980 and worked for Southwest Savings and Loan until 1988. She continued in the banking business in Nevada and returned to Abilene in 1994. Sue worked for Merchants Fast Motor Lines and then worked as office manager for AAA American Moving & Storage until her retirement in 2006. She was an avid sports fan and loved watching her boys and two grandchildren play sports.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and a brother Dennis "Denny" McBride.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Kapke Jr. of Abilene and Kelle Kapke and wife Clarissa of Hawley; one step-daughter Kellie Ann Hill of Jerseyville, IL; one brother, Don McBride and wife JoAnn of Abilene; one sister, Diane Burch and husband Gary of San Antonio; sister-in-law Janet McBride of Abilene; two grandchildren Kailee and Cameron Kapke of Hawley and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sue Elaine Kapke

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Richard Strange

June 17, 2011

Kelly and Tom,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, My prayers go out to ya'll and your family.
Richard Strange

June 17, 2011

Kelly,Tom and families;
so sorry to hear of your mothers passing.beautiful lady.Sincerely Vicki,Rachel and Jonah dugan.

Tessa Bean

June 16, 2011

Tom, Kelle and family,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Kellie Hill

June 16, 2011

Tom, Kelle, and family/
I just wanted you all to know that I love you and am praying for you at this difficult time. Love you all

Barbara Reeder Anderson

June 16, 2011

So sorry to learn of your Mom. My thought and prayers are with you all of you.

Jack and Lupe Marquez

June 15, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kelli and your family. We are so sadden by the passing of your mom. God be with you all.

Lindsey Katey

June 14, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with Tommy and Kelli. Even though I lost touch these last few years, I will always treasure her as my dear friend.