Susan A. Meador, 72, from Blue Springs, Missouri, passed away in her home on Monday, September 12, 2022.
Susan was born August 11, 1950 in Grandview, Missouri. A Kansas City native, Susan lived her whole life in the Kansas City area. She became a successful restauranteur when she opened Sue’s Kitchen in downtown Lee’s Summit in 1993, which flourished under her care for seven years. She was well-beloved by all her customers, many of whom considered her a friend. Her cinnamon rolls have become legendary, with the restaurant’s new owners using her same recipe today.
In Grandview and Blue Springs, she raised two sons and two daughters. Her thirteen grandchildren, who were the pride and joy of her life, knew her as “Mimi.” She leaves them behind with memories of her unfailing love, her fiery spirit, her independence, her loyalty, and her unflagging strength. Any of them will tell you that if they ever needed an advocate, Mimi was the person to call.
Susan will also be missed by David, her husband of 44 years, who tirelessly cared for her as her health began to fade. He and her beloved family look forward to seeing her again in the Promised Land.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jeanette Phillips, and her nephew Scott Allen Steele. Susan is survived by her husband, David Meador; her father, William Vaught; her sister, Pamela Vaught; her brothers John and David Vaught; her children Nathan Hutsell (married to Heather Hutsell), Curtiss Hutsell (with girlfriend Amy Kincaid), Angela Bailey (married to Geoff Bailey), and Sarah Aldaya; and her grandchildren—Taryn Vitale (married to Richard Vitale); Madelaine, Lillian, and Elena Hutsell; Ben, Emma, and Luke Hutsell; Leo, Oscar, and Louisa Kincaid; Addison and Reid Bailey; and William, Joseph, Charlotte, and Caleb Aldaya.
Private prayer services will be held in Blue Springs, Missouri on Friday, September 16, 2022. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories and words of comfort for her family may be shared meyersfuneralchapel.com.