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Virginia Sue Eldridge, 78, Iowa City, Iowa

Virginia Sue Eldridge, 78, died Nov. 19, 2012, at the Mercy Hospice Care Unit in Iowa City, Iowa, after stoically defying idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis for several years.

Sue was a literacy specialist and "sound code breaker" who dedicated her career to teaching the learning disabled. After earning a master’s in special education, she taught at Southeast Junior High, Tipton Elementary, West Liberty Middle School, and also worked for the women’s athletic department and Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Clinic at the University of Iowa. Most rewarding to her was the private tutoring she did after she retired. From first graders to adults, she was able to achieve results, often where others had given up.

Born in Kokomo in 1934, Sue was raised in Indianapolis and met her future husband, Robert Eldridge, in elementary school. They became high school sweethearts at Southport High School (class of ’52). After marrying in 1955, they had three daughters, Diane Mattila of Iowa City, Brenda Eldridge of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Karen Eldridge (Tom Charlton) of Houston. The family moved to Iowa City in 1974.

She is also survived by her sister, Janet McCallie (Rev. James) of Nashville, Ind.; a brother, Paul Dyer of Franklin, N.C.; two granddaughters, Amber Mattila and Jadyn Eldridge; and a one-month-old great-grandson, Raiden Henrichson-Mattila.

In recognition of her lifelong commitment to literacy, memorial donations can be made to the IC Public Library Foundation or to Iowa City Hospice, in lieu of flowers.

Online condolences can be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.

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  • November 22
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 22
    Salt Creek Trailhead dedication for Meijer family planned
    10 a.m. by CVS Pharmacy, 292 S. Van Buren St., near junction of 46 East and 135 North
  • November 22
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road