Marilyn "Sue" McAtee, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at The Villages of Oak Ridge, in Washington.
Sue was born July 19, 1939, in Washington, to Albert E. and Helen M. (Showalter) Heffernan. She was a 1957 graduate of Montgomery High School. She obtained her nursing degree from St. Mary's Nursing School in 1960. Sue was a loving and caring nurse for 50 years at Daviess Community Hospital, where she worked as an emergency room supervisor and house supervisor. During that time she helped save many lives and made many lifelong friends. Sue's special interests and hobbies include quilting, playing the piano, collecting antiques, knitting and crocheting and reading.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William E. "Bill" McAtee. Together they shared three sons, Craig E. (Leanne) McAtee of Missouri, Michael L. (Kim) McAtee of Washington and Randall J. McAtee of Washington. They have nine grandchildren, Colton, Garrett, Kate, Stanton, Bousche, Jan Michael, Claire, Jeffrey and Andrew; and eight great-grandchildren, Noah, Kayden, Bentley, Hunter, Harlyn, Havenn, Hudson and Hugh. Also surviving are two sisters, Debbie Heffernan of Montgomery and Lynn Wilhelm of Greenwood; and a brother, Bernie (Stacie) Heffernan of Indianapolis. Sue is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Frances G. (Joe) Bassler; and two brothers, Albert C. (Rhonda) Heffernan and Mark E. Heffernan.
The family will greet friends and relatives from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Ed Lee Mortuary Downtown Chapel, and again Friday from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Ed Lee Mortuary Downtown Chapel. The rosary will be said Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by a Nursing Honor Guard service at 7:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Friday, with Father Sudhakar Bhastati officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.
Published on November 11, 2019


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Debbie Tuell
Nov 14, 2019
So sorry to hear about Sue's passing, I enjoyed working with her at DCH . Loved hearing about her past nursing experiences . she was always thoughtful and kind to anyone she came in contact with. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Marsha Dyer
Nov 12, 2019
So sorry to hear about Sue’s passing. I worked with her for several years at DCH. Loved hearing her stories of past nursing experiences. RIP Sue , you will be missed
Mike Clark
Nov 11, 2019
Bill and the boys...….Sorry to find out about your loss. Prayers from New Hampshire.