By Charlene Hoeflich
July 6, 2014
NEW RICHMOND — Martha Sue Teaford, 67, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, from infection following surgery.
Sue will be greatly missed by her family and friends — human, furry and feathered. Sue moved to New Richmond, Ohio, in January to live in a 150-year old house on the farm of her daughter, son-in-law and grandsons where she made many friends including a border collie and a flock of chickens who liked to visit with her in the morning and at lunchtime. Sue’s vegetable and flower gardens continue to grow beautifully in the lush valley of the farm.
Sue loved to meet new people and brought sunshine and humor to all. She had an extensive vocabulary, spoke Japanese, was Epicurean in nature, enjoying good food, music and company. Sue worked in many different industries including the family business real estate, for NASA at Cape Canaveral in the 60s, was hostess at the original Bob Evans restaurant down on the farm, concluding with 27 years as a student housing administrator at Ohio University, Athens, from which she officially retired June 1, 2014.
Sue was born November 12, 1946, in Syracuse, Ohio, daughter of Virgil and Helen Teaford. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, two grandsons and son: daughter, Veronica Matthews, and son-in-law, Brett Matthews of New Richmond, Ohio, and their sons, Angus Matthews and Cael Matthews; son, J. Robert Travis Murphy of Dallas, Texas. Sue is also survived by her sister and two brothers: sister and best friend, April L. Harmon, and brother-in-law, Albert Harmon of Racine, Ohio; brother, Brad Teaford and sister-in-law, Deanna Teaford of Warrensburg, Missouri; and brother, Bruce Teaford of Pomeroy, Ohio.
Sue would like to be remembered by planting a tree, bush or flower in her name. Her favorite season was spring; her favorite color, purple. She did not like red.