OBITUARY: Sondra Sue Annett

Sondra Sue Annett, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at her home in Wichita. She was born April 26,
1942, in Newton, the youngest of three girls of Edwin and Vivian (Sheffler) Smith.
Sue went to school in Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1960. She married John
Annett in Newton that same year, and they had three children. Her best friend in school was Julia
O’Bryan Cole, and they and their families remained lifelong friends.
She worked in retail service throughout her life, including at Frederick’s in Wichita and Dillard’s in
Wichita and Topeka. Her most recent job was at Rally House in Wichita, where she was much loved by
her co-workers for her caring and sassy character.
Sue loved to spend time with her family, bake cookies and cupcakes, and make crocheted afghans for
family and friends. She enjoyed tending to her little flower garden; sometimes her irises bloomed twice
a year. She was known for her devotion to Elvis Presley, saying he had ruined her for all other men.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her companion, Jim Terry, whom she lived with in Las
Vegas for many years.
She is survived by her children, Timothy Annett, Tonia Marshall, and Troy (Angela) Annett;
grandchildren, Tyler Marshall and Nichole Annett; great-grandson Taylor Marshall; sisters, Bonnie (Bob)
Baumgartner, and Joyce Gough; and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Tags from the story
0 replies on “OBITUARY: Sondra Sue Annett”