Sue Wyatt Amlin, 72, of Tipp City, Ohio, passed away on March 17, 2022. Born October 17, 1949 to Thurman Webster “TW” Wyatt and Marjorie “GiGi” Virginia Wyatt in Americus, GA, Sue was a bright and spunky child, an excellent basketball player, cheerleader, and student. Sue graduated from Jones County High School in Gray, GA in 1967. During her college years at Georgia College & State University, Sue was introduced to Doug, her future husband of nearly 54 years, on a blind date set up by her brother David. Sue married Doug in June of 1968 and from that point on became an advocate for the bond and strength of marriage and never failed to be a proponent of her kids in all of their endeavors. Sue loved her family and friends fiercely and exemplified so many things including her faith in Jesus, the power of prayer, and empowering others to achieve their goals.
After moving to Tipp City in 1974, Sue enjoyed volunteering in her community as the coordinator of entertainment for the Mum Festival for several years and as a coach for girls recreation basketball teams. Professionally, Sue was a top buyer for Federated department stores until 1984 when God spoke to her, calling her to be a realtor and subsequently a pioneer for women in business. She continued her fruitful career as a trail blazing woman in real estate for 38 years. She developed several neighborhoods in the Tipp City area and was the recipient of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Awards. Sue shared her expertise with Tipp City by serving as the president of both the Tipp City Chamber of Commerce and the Tipp City Rotary.
Instilled in her by both her parents, Sue’s love for Jesus inspired her to be the hands and feet of her Lord and Savior. Her heart was in missions and helping others, being integral to leading Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church forward in mission endeavors under the leadership of Pastor Michael Slaughter. She started the Ginghamsburg United Methodist food pantry and also orchestrated their first Emergency Financial Assistance Outreach to families in need of emergency utility and rent coverage. When Hurricane Katrina hit, Sue took disaster relief training and volunteered for several weeks with the Red Cross on the ground driving supply trucks in Louisiana. Even after she physically helped in the wake of the disaster, she continued by helping from home by joining the local American Red Cross Board of Directors and led fundraising efforts to purchase a motorhome for travel to fire and disaster sites and buildings for long term housing.
In her later years, Sue strengthened bonds amongst her friends and family through sharing her home during summers at the pool, lavish Christmas Eve celebrations, and hosting the viewing of any football or basketball game. Sue’s love for family extended beyond genealogy as she “adopted” so many of the community into her family and loved her cherished pups, Lucie and Harper. Sue passed her passion and talent for flower arrangement and gardening along to her children. She loved traveling to Mexico with Doug, attending the theater, and sharing old fashioneds with friends.
Sue is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Faye O’Hern Lewis, and her younger brother William “Bill” Wyatt. She is survived by her husband, Doug Amlin;children, Brian (Michele) Amlin, Carli Amlin, and Jessica (Jeff) Van Schaick; grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica and Jordan Kimbrell, Gabe and Savanna Dean, Wyatt and William Van Schaick, and a bonus foster grandson will also miss his “Nana”; older brother David (Anne) Wyatt; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Words cannot describe how greatly Sue/Mom/Nana is loved and how extraordinarily she will be missed.
Visitation and Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church located at 6759 S. County Road 25A, Tipp City, Ohio. The family will receive visitors from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and a service to celebrate Sue’s life will follow at 5:30 p.m. Those that wish to do so can make donations in Sue’s honor to the pulmonary fibrosis foundation, new path ministries, or a charity close to their heart. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation:
New Path Ministry
6759 S. County Road 25A, Tipp City OH 45371
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago IL 60611