Sue Ann Stephens

October 29, 1949June 13, 2014

Sue Ann (Cook) Stephens, 64, of Traverse City, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Munson Hospice House.

Sue was born on October 29, 1949 in Traverse City, the daughter of Dwight and Velma (Moyer) Cook. With three sisters, Sue had a busy childhood. She always had horses, graduated from Traverse City Senior High on June 13, 1968, and attended NMC. She married Douglas Stephens and raised two daughters. Sue worked in the mailroom and was a receptionist at Lakes States Insurance in Traverse City for many years. She enjoyed boating with her family, needlepoint, making latch hook rugs, bird watching, and everyone knew to never bother her during Days of Our Lives! Above all, Sue had a special place in her heart for her dog, My-Ty and her nieces and nephews.

Sue was a loving mother who always tried her best. She is survived by her mother, Velma Cook; ex-husband, Douglas Stephens; daughters, Jamie (Paul) Steffes and Jordan Stephens; sisters, Debbie West, Jo (Jon) Powell, and Johnna (Terry) Broadway; nieces and nephews, Kara West, Shainna (Cody) Webster, Lexy Powell, and Kyle and Drew Broadway; great nephews, Anakin and Korbyn Webster, and Ty West; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Sue’s father, Dwight Cook, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at noon, with visitation starting at 11 a.m., at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. Please share your fond memories of Sue at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.


  • Visitation Friday, June 20, 2014
  • Memorial Service Friday, June 20, 2014

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Cynthia Wagner

June 20, 2014

Sincere condolences to Sue Ann's family and Friends, God Bless, Cindy and Tony Birdsey and Family.

Angie Kirt

June 18, 2014

My deepest sympathies go out to Sue's family, she was a great person, I feel honored to have known her, she will be greatly missed

Tammy Harrigan

June 18, 2014

Sue was a great person I enjoyed working with her at Lake States Insurance Co. We went way back to when Lakes States was on front street we shared many laughs and she was so proud of her girls bless her family at this time may they find comfort and peace

Heather Schlegel

June 16, 2014

I will definitely miss seeing Sue come into Olesons. She was always so pleasant and nice. She's gonna be missed by many but definitely not forgotten. She will always hold a place in our hearts. May she RIP.

June 16, 2014

I was honored to work with Sue for many years and during that time we became good friends. She was a hard worker and a big contributor to the team. She cared deeply for her daughters and frequently spoke of them proudly. May God comfort her family and friends as we grieve her passing. She is now at peace, amen. -Deb Sielski

Laura Oldenburg

June 16, 2014

Sue was our first person we met when we moved to Traverse City. As our neighbor she was always willing to help us with where to shop and where places were located. She had quiet dignity, courage and a sweet manner. We will miss her.

Melanie Hall

June 16, 2014

Sue was a great person and coworker. Loved her smile and her willingness to help others. I will miss knowing my friend is no longer available to share a laugh or give a hug. My heart hurts for all her family that will have to find a new way to share their day, especially her daughters and pets. Heaven has another very special angel watching over us.