Sue Ringle

December 14, 1951June 13, 2018
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Glenda Sue Kinslow Ringle was born in Temple, Texas, on December 14th, 1951, to Ross and Mona Kinslow. Sue is survived by her husband, Brett, to whom she was married for 45 years. She is also survived by her son, Kyle, who recently graduated from law school at SMU, as well as her sister Carole Holloway and sister-in-law Janet Ringle-Bartels. Her sister Gay Kinslow predeceased her. Sue suffered from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) for several years towards the end of her life. This rare disease affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain and while memory is often kept intact, she found herself facing a terminal diagnosis from which no recovery was possible. Sue was a Texan to the bone. She graduated from Temple High School and made the journey south down I-35, much to the dismay of her mother, to attend The University of Texas at Austin, where she met her future husband, Brett, while the two were saxophonists in the Longhorn Band (under long-time band director Vincent DiNino). Sue loved all things UT, especially football, both while performing in the band during halftime and later as a die-hard fan in the stands. Sue was a licensed realtor in Dallas for over 40 years. But her service to the community was more important to her than real estate. She was heavily involved in politics and served as President of the Park Cities Republican Women, as well as serving as an Election Judge and Chairman of the Dallas Election Advisory Committee. From politics to petunias, Sue also served as President of the Women's Council of the Dallas Arboretum. Her passion for community service naturally extended into music. Sue served on the Board of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League. Further, she served as Treasurer of the Dallas Museum of Art League. Faith in God was a central pillar of Sue's being. And she would make sure you knew it. She was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church for many years. Sensing that the church community needed more of Sue and her go-getter style of service and helping others, she founded the Jester's Program, a theater program for adults 16 and older with special needs who perform every year in the Cornerstone Sanctuary of Highland Park United Methodist Church. The performers are from all over the DFW-Metroplex. Jester's just finished performing their 8th play this past February at HPUMC. She lived her life according to her religious and moral convictions. God help the poor soul who tried to convince her that her way was not just A highway, but the ONLY highway. Sue will live on in the hearts and minds of those who were lucky enough to have had the opportunity to meet her and be around her; most of all her husband, Brett and son, Kyle. Many obituaries say "In lieu flowers make a contribution to...", but Sue loved flowers so much that she wanted them at her memorial service, which will be at 2:00pm on Friday, June 22nd, at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, Texas 75205. If you would like to make a donation in Sue's memory, it can be made to The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. Flowers may be sent to Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W Northwest Highway Dallas, TX 75225.


  • Memorial Service Friday, June 22, 2018

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Barbara Shinn

June 21, 2018

I remember Sue: Ever-smiling, full of energy, kind.
My condolences to Brett and Kyle for their loss.

Deborah Brown

June 19, 2018

Sue touched the lives of all she knew and her zest for life was incomparable. She will remain in our hearts and in our memories forever. Words are inadequate to express sympathy and sorrow. Prayers for all the family!

Duane Purvin

June 19, 2018

I find myself weeping at the loss of Sue to this world, not usual for me and probably a sign of my admiration of her and Brett ...and also the weakness of age that cannot hide from the world my thoughts. We all know how nice, how enthusiastic and how positive Sue was in every day that she graced the world. So, imagine my surprise one afternoon when I came down into the lobby of my apartment building and heard " Duane, I Need to Have a Word With You, Now". The issue was that I was letting a certain group of young men visit our 7th floor clubroom and , as long as they abided by the rules, enjoy their camaraderie , smoke fine cigars only and imbibe noble spirits at the rate of one each two hours. I explained to Sue that it was a kind of controlled explosion and she asked me if this was something I had done with my other children. I told her NO, that there were some failures in my past approach. Sue stepped up to me and said " If this idea of yours goes bad you will have your own uncontrolled explosion". She was being a good Mother, I knew that and I told her that the Club Room had 5 cameras, but she was skeptical. It worked out amazingly well and Sue let me know that I was finally forgiven...I , like some child, was grateful to be on her good side...To her son, Kyle and Husband Brett I cannot express my deep sorrow but I can remind them how lucky they were to share a Life with Sue..

Elizabeth Carey

June 18, 2018

I have known Sue for many years. She was always so kind to me. Always happy, smiling, and so thoughtful. A truly wonderful woman. She loved life. Always in my heart, Sue. Angels surround you always.

Sue Reed Lynch

June 17, 2018

Sue and I were high school classmates. We enjoyed sharing the same first name and joked about it a lot. I remember her as one of the sweetest people I knew. She always had a smile on her face and was liked by everybody. I am so sad to hear of her passing, and I have no doubt that she is with our Father in Heaven. My condolences to Brett and Kyle.

Katherine Phillips

June 17, 2018

Another bright star shines, another thunderstorm rolls across with big tears, our Texas Bluebonnet blooms bright in honor of you Sue! Love and prayers for your family!

Linda Spina

June 13, 2018

What a great lady! I met Sue through the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum. She served in many capacities on our Board, always opening her home to us. In 2012-2013, she served as our President. In her capable hands, we were one of the first groups at the Bush Center, learning all about the challenges of building a Texas Prairie next to Central Expressway! She also led the group to Pasadena to put flowers on a Rose Parade float. Mad Hatter’s made record profits! We all loved Sue (and Pam!). My sincere condolences to Brett and Kyle and family. My heart breaks for you. Linda Spina