Sue Whitaker passed away on July 29, 2019 with her family by her side. Sue was the
Food Service Director of Huron City Schools. She gave 35 years of her heart and soul to a job that she found rewarding. Starting on the lines herself then moving up to director never changed what Sue’s goal was: to give the children in her district
the most nutritious lunch that she could. Sue was a huge advocate for all children in our state. Sue made an impact on everyone she met. Most of you will remember her volunteering many years in the “Basket” room at State Conferences. Sue gave so much of her time to the SNA of Ohio and served for over 15 years on its board of Directors. Sue also held every office in her local Chapter 22. Sue believed that with the right tools, anyone could make a difference in their district, and she believed very strongly that the right tool was joining the School Nutrition Association. The SNA was, she felt, the key to our success as professionals in our districts. The educational classes and the abundance of networking opportunities all give us the empowerment we need to feel validated in our jobs. Sue felt membership to this great organization provides us the professional tools needed to stand out and bring credibility to ourselves and our profession. Sue was proud of this organization and pushed constantly for membership to increase and ways to educate everyone in its value. Many of you would approach Sue at Conference with questions. She didn’t always have the answers right then, but she always the right person who could help. Sue was fearless, energetic, outspoken and passionate in everything she did. All Sue ever wanted was for school nutrition professionals to stand out in our own schools and to give the best of ourselves to the kids in our districts. Thank you Sue for pushing us all to be the best we can be! You will be missed – and always remembered - by your SNA of Ohio family!!!