Dorothy "Sue" Barber passed away at the Fountain View Village in Fountain Hills on November 5, 2019. Sadly, sudden onset of Alzheimer disease robbed her of her memories during her final few years. Sue was born in Aurora, Illinois on December 11, 1931, the eldest daughter of Arthur L. and Mildred C. Podolak. She attended public schools in Aurora and the nursing program at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana during the 1949-1950 term. She continued her education at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora where she received her cap in 1951, embarking on the healthcare career which she loved. On September 24, 1955 Sue married John R. Kinnally, a widower of Aurora with two young daughters, Susan and Sarah. Sue and John had three children prior to their divorce and Sue's move to Scottsdale, Arizona in September, 1965. She married James G. "Jerry" Barber on August 30, 1971 and moved to Tucson, Arizona. In addition to nursing, Sue became an avid world traveler and maintained many friendships from her Illinois days and nursing career. She is survived by her children, John A. Kinnally of Scottsdale and Jayne Kinnally Scott of Bisbee, and four beautiful grandchildren: Benjamin Scott, Jacob Scott, Emily Kinnally and Jonathan Kinnally. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mildred Podolak, sister Mary Jane Podolak, son James Patrick Kinnally, and her companion Donald Fairman of Scottsdale. A private memorial luncheon is being arranged.
Published on November 20, 2019


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keith epperson
Nov 20, 2019