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Susan Meyer Moore

1957 – 2021

 

Susan Meyer Moore, 64, passed away on August 1, 2021. She was born July 6, 1957, in Louisville, KY. Susan was a graduate of St. Raphael the Archangel, Assumption High School, and held undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Louisville.

She was a lifelong educator, positively impacting children over a 30-year teaching career at St. Martha, Wilt, I.N. Bloom and Greathouse Shryock Elementary. Her unique and classic mantra, repeated and lived by hundreds of former students, was to always “be quintessential.” She lived that charge in her own life, devoting her time and talents, in and out of the classroom, to serving her community. She raised over $1.5 million in support of various charities including JDRF and Norton Children’s Hospital, and was the inspiration for the “Kids for Kids” program and founder of “Piggies for Preemies.”

As a true Kentuckian, she also served on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Festival, and during an unprecedented global pandemic, led the women’s group, The Fillies, Inc., as the first and only two-term president. A true champion for the underdog, she was the first to send a handwritten note of congratulations or bring a treat or favor to any family or social function.

The unrivaled love of Susan’s life was her daughter, Jessica. Susan challenged her daughter and sacrificed a great deal, so Jessica could compete in local speech competitions, attend Sacred Heart Academy and eventually rise to her current position as Jefferson District Court Judge. Most recently, however, serious contenders for Susan’s affection arrived in the form of her first grandson, Edwin (“Win”), and granddaughter, Scarlett. Known affectionately to them as “Sooze,” she drilled both grandchildren on phonics and the alphabet from the time they came home from the hospital.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Leonard William Meyer III and Thomas G. Meyer; grandparents Ann Gast Tinsley and Gordon Tinsley, Mary Louise Mudd Meyer and Leonard W. Meyer Sr. She is survived by her loving daughter, Honorable Jessica Moore (Evan Spalding), beloved grandchildren Edwin “Win” and Scarlett Spalding; parents, Leonard William Jr. and Mary Lou Meyer; sisters, Joyce Meyer (Lisa Stemler) and Lynnie Meyer; nieces Nina Meyer (Tony) and Tinsley Meyer; nephews, Tyler Meyer (Dr. Jenny Elek), Aaron Meyer, William Meyer and Thomas Meyer, numerous cousins and extended family.

Visitation was held at Highlands Funeral Home on Thursday, August 5, 2021, from 2 to 8 p.m. Family greeted guests at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 7, at St. Raphael the Archangel. A private family burial followed at Calvary Cemetery.

The Family specifically requests no flowers and all expressions of sympathy be made to Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation, Dept. 86140, P.O. Box 950183, Louisville, KY 40295-0183 and/or Sacred Heart Preschool, 3115 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.