Carolyn Sue (Pugh; Kintner; Reiskamp) Gish, 75, of Columbia passed away Dec. 23, 2020, under the care of University Hospital, because of complications with a recurring lung disease.
Sue was born on the family farm in Boone County to Charles & Lois Pugh.
She graduated as Valedictorian from Harrisburg High School in 1962, and later went on to earn her associate degree in accounting from Columbia College.
Her career consisted of working in various bookkeeping positions, including the United Suffolk Sheep Association, Grace Episcopal Church in Jefferson City, the family-owned Dairy Queen, KOMU and various accounting firms.
She was a dedicated volunteer at MU in the Museum of Art and Archeology, where she served as a docent.
She loved to travel, playing mahjong and bridge with friends, collecting rocks and shells at the beach or taking in the fresh air of the Colorado Rockies.
No one could ever beat her at Scrabble, and if you were lucky enough, you may have a beautiful quilt that she completed the cross-stitch for before her sister, Edith, then quilted it.
She grew and tended to a gorgeous daylily garden each summer and was very proud to show it off to anyone who stopped by.
She was a dedicated mother and grandmother, always doing what she felt was best for each of them. She was a caretaker of many, most recently taking care of her sister and local family members.
Sue is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Larry, and sister Brenda.
She is survived by her son, Scott Kintner, with wife, Delores, and daughter Amber from Jefferson City; her daughter, Krista (Kintner) Shively, with fiancé, Paul Steele, and children, Josh and Morgan, from Dallas, Texas; and her daughter Angie (Reiskamp) Nelson with husband, Brian, and daughters, Reiss and Taylor, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and partner, Rex Gish, as well as the Gish family of Columbia. She is also survived by her sisters, Edith Butzin and Glenda Basinger of Columbia and many friends and family in the Central Missouri area.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, to be determined, at Dripping Springs Christian Church, where she will be laid to rest next to her parents and brother.
Online condolences may be made at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.