Sutton, Susan Harmon

May 4, 1951 - May 26, 2016

Susan Harmon Sutton

May 4, 1951 – May 26, 2016


“Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we’ll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end.”   – There’s No Such Place as Far Away


Susan Harmon Sutton suffered cardiac failure and died in her home Thursday, May 26th in Plano, Texas. She was 65.

Susan was born on May 4, 1951 in Shreveport, Louisiana, an only child to parents, Jessie R. and Monroe G. Harmon. She married in 1970 and reared her family in the state of Texas. Susan was a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, and after raising two children, enjoyed a successful career with State Farm Insurance.

Susan was most at home in her home, surrounded by the many pets she adored, who similarly adored her, and a multitude of books she read avidly. She was a lover of old movies, BBC television series, and letter writing. Friends from around the country looked forward to her personally penned stories and updates arriving in their good old-fashioned mailboxes on a regular basis.

Susan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Steven G. Clary, Sr.; her son and daughter-in-law, John B. Sutton, Jr. and Leanne Sutton; her former husband John B. Sutton, Sr.; her beloved grandchildren, Grace Abigail Clary, Steven Grigsby Clary, Jr. and Sarah Elizabeth Sutton; and the intrepid, ever-fearless Rowdy Cat.

Please join Ms. Sutton’s family and friends at NorthPark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central Expressway in Dallas, on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m. for a memorial service and celebration of life. All are welcome to join us as we remember, reminisce, and share stories in her honor.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to consider a gift in her memory to Operation Kindness, a local, no-kill animal shelter where granddaughter, Sarah, currently volunteers as a dog-walker. (


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

5 replies on “Sutton, Susan Harmon”

Minou Sutton says:

To my oldest “sister”, who I loved very much—-I will think of you often and with a smile on my face. We shared a lot of the same stuff in life and I enjoyed our wonderful conversations, trying to figure out life and how we never would! When I sit in my glider, I will always think of you and probably talk to you a bit, too.

Larry& Grace Javoroski says:

We were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing John. Our prayers are with you & your family.

Larry & Gracej

Mike and Tami Hilden says:

You mother’s smile is beautiful and you can see her goodness and kindness in her eyes; please know you and your family are in our hearts and that you are loved. Praying for peace of mind and heart.

Gene and Julie Murray says:

We were sad to hear of your loss John and Leanne. She sounds like a rare soul. Our prayers are with you & your family.

Jennifer Knox says:

John and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My sincere prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. With condolences. Jennifer

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