Susan Kay Poland Sappington

Susan Kay Poland Sappington

Susan Kay Poland Sappington

November 11, 1947 – October 15, 2022

Susan Kay Poland Sappington of Wendell, NC, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, early Saturday morning.  She was born in Crawford County, KS, to the late William Henry & Mary Elizabeth Stenger Poland.  Susan grew up in Kansas City, MO and attended St. Teresa’s Academy. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Fontbonne University in Clayton, MO.  She finished her career in teaching at St. Ann Classical Academy in Raritan, NJ.

Susan is survived by her husband of 53 years, John Alden Sappington and three children, Jennifer Mary Sappington, Sean Kevin Sappington, and Laura Elizabeth Sappington, and siblings, William & Anna Poland, Blanco, TX, & Paula Roemer, West Palm Beach, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or National Right to Life Organization.

A memorial service will be held later at St. Eugene Catholic Church in Wendell, NC.

Arrangments are with Strickland Funral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC.


  • Jennifer Fetchko Posted October 18, 2022 2:58 pm

    I am sorry for you loss and offer my condolence. She was a wonderful, nice woman. I remembered her being friend with her daughter Jennifer Sappington. I love her family. She was a good mother as Jennifer described her. She is fully blessed. She will be sorely miss.

    • John Sappington Posted October 19, 2022 2:12 pm

      Jennifer–thank you for thinking about Susan Keep her in your prayers

  • Laura J Sullivan Posted October 19, 2022 9:08 am

    I am so sorry. Mrs Sappington was very kind to my 4 children and me during our years at St Ann School. I have many fond memories of our conversations. May you find comfort in the memories you hold in your heart.

    • John Sappington Posted October 19, 2022 2:10 pm

      Laura thank you for your kind words. She constantly talked about the kids at St Ann all the way till the end

  • Evan Gisonna Posted October 19, 2022 6:55 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss Sappington Family.
    Mrs. Sappington was a special woman who helped and changed many lives, including myself.! She will be missed but not ever forgotten! I send my love to you all.

    • John Sappington Posted October 20, 2022 11:06 am

      Evan, you have been a good friend to our family–thanks- john and sean sappington

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