Dian "Sue" Windsor

Sue Windsor, 77, of Willowbrook passed peacefully June 29, 2023, surrounded by her family.

Sue was born in 1946 to Charles and Gertrude Hinkle of Nokomis, Ill.

She was married to her husband, Rick, for 55 wonderful years. They met in college at Eastern Illinois University and married on Aug. 26, 1967. They moved to the Chicago area shortly thereafter. They lived first in several apartments, then bought their first home in Naperville, where they spent some 40 years before downsizing to a ranch in Willowbrook.

After graduating from college as an art major, Sue taught in at Hinsdale as a traveling art teacher, going from elementary school to elementary school. She then taught art at O'Neil Junior High School in Downers Grove for 18 years. She loved her students and those she worked with at O'Neil. She remained close to her teacher friends. Sue was a talented artist in her own right, creating many paintings, drawings and sculptures that her family holds dear. In addition, she was a self-taught interior designer, able to look at a room and decide what color, art and/or furniture was needed to give a room style and balance.

At retirement Sue and Rick bought a condo on Marco Island, Fla., where they spent winters for 21 wonderful years. Sue loved walking the beach and collecting small but beautiful shells that she would display on the kitchen windowsill.

Sue loved her daughters beyond words and gave them both the confidence and love to take on life's challenges. Sue would never miss a swim meet or gymnastics meet or any other activity they were involved in. She was always there to listen and help them in any way she could.

Sue loved her family, life and having fun. She was the life of any party with her big smile and contagious laughter. Her motto for hosting a party was, "The more the better." Sue always thought about others before she did about herself. She will be missed by so many in so many ways.

She is survived by her husband, Rick Windsor; her daughters, Marcy (William) Windsor Boesen and Lori Windsor; her brother, Steve (Sue) Hinkle; and her nephews, Matt Hinkle and Scott Hinkle.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, at St. John of the Cross Church, 5005 S. Wolf Road, Western Springs.

A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to St. Jude Children's Hospital at http://www.stjude.org.

Sullivan's Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.