Susan Beth Febuary
Published 9:45 am Thursday, July 16, 2015
Susan Beth Febuary, 60, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. Susan was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Frank and Betty Morgan Kelley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Harry and Virginia Morgan; her paternal grandparents, Gale and Yula Kelley; her maternal great-grandmother, Esther Combs; and a sister-in-law, Gail Kelley.
Susan graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1973 before graduating from ETSU, and then went on to earn her Master’s Degree from Tusculum College. She retired as an educator from the Carter County School System and had also taught the Pre-School Class at First United Methodist Church. She was a member of Southside Christian Church and served on the Food Committee. She enjoyed working at the church and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Leonard Febuary, of the home; her son, Matt Febuary, also of the home, and his friend, Danielle Watts, of Elizabethton; a sister, Jennifer Kennedy and husband Parkis, of Bristol, Va.; a brother, Randy Kelley, of Sylvania, Ga.; one niece, Amy Kelley, of Johnson City; two nephews, David and Joseph Kennedy, both of Bristol, Va.; and one sister-in-law, Martha Roberts, of Johnson City.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Mrs. Susan Beth Febuary will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, July 17, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Mike Koruschak and Mr. John Smith, ministers, officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, or at the residence at anytime. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kenny Carter, Richard Barker, Joe Alexander, Greg Bowers, Jerry Franklin, Tim Broyles, Jim Holdren, Charlie Hayes, Jimmy Oxendine, Parkis Kennedy, David Shields and Maurice Shell. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Gouge, Jack Hensley, Tyler Fleming, Jeff Reed, Jarrod Ellis, members of the Salt & Pepper Class of Southside Christian Church, and neighbors of Parkway Boulevard and Jordan Road. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Home Health Care and the staff and nurses of ICU, the 3rd Floor at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, and Dr. Jonathan Bremer and staff for the love and care shown to Susan and her family during her illness. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Febuary family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.