Sue Ellen Buzzell

July 13, 1960 — September 18, 2023

Service Details

Sue Ellen Buzzell went peacefully to Heaven on September 18, 2023. Sue was born July 13, 1960 to Wayne and Wilma (Mae) Buzzell in Davenport, Iowa. She graduated from Davenport West High School in 1979 and worked at Good Samaritan Nursing Home as a dietary aide for nearly 20 years. In 2010, Sue moved to Des Moines where she resided under the care of Christian Opportunity Center and attended a day program at Easter Seals of Iowa.

Sue was proud of her long hair, liked having her nails done and drinking her Starbucks grande iced mochas with whip cream and chocolate drizzle. She volunteered and liked traveling, reading and going to the theatre and concerts, and watching movies. She had a heart for children and cats. She was blessed to be a part of the Body of Christ at Lutheran Church of Hope and by the women in her Tuesday night Bible study.

Sue is survived by her siblings, Roxann (Bill) Lipes, John (Vickie) Buzzell, Melanie (Dennis) Menken and Wendy (Brian) Matis; and many nieces and nephews and their children.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Wilma (Mae) Buzzell and her sister, Paulette Patch.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 25, 2023, at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service with a luncheon to follow. Private inurnment will be at Davenport Memorial Park in Davenport, Iowa. If guests are not able to attend the service in person, the family invites friends to join them virtually clicking the livestream link provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lutheran Church of Hope, Christian Opportunity Center or Easter Seals of Iowa. Online condolences will be welcomed at