Susan Eidson





Susan Elizabeth Curtit Eidson, 69, Jefferson City, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

She was born Dec. 31, 1952, to the late Connie and Clara (Nilges) Curtit in Jefferson City. 

She was a resident of the central Missouri area for most of her life.  Susie graduated from Linn High School in 1971, attended both Victor Valley College in Victorville, Calif. and Missouri Valley College in Marshall and was a 1977 magna cum laude graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

She began her professional career with the Fulton State Hospital and later accepted a position as a Disability Determinations Counselor for the state of Missouri. Susie was proud to be involved with the Foster Grandparent Program as well as Capital City CASA, both volunteer organizations specializing in the support and advocation of our community’s children, seniors and special needs individuals.

To sum Susie up in just a few paragraphs would be an impossible feat. She was full of life and laughter, a truly unique and rare woman who had a way of being everyone’s favorite aunt, and her sense of humor, compassion and ability to never take herself or life too seriously set her apart. Susie loved her pets and was relatable to people of all ages. She also loved crafting, sewing, quilting and made many special gifts for those she loved. Susie was the first to whip out the games at family functions and had standing reservations with her Bunco group. She made family vacations a top priority and delighted in trips to Florida, Colorado and Cancun. Most importantly, Susie was the absolute best mom and will be remembered for her witty, jovial personality, her acceptance of others and her commitment to those she held most dear.    

She was preceded in death by parents, Connie and Clara; brother, Jerry Curtit; sister, Judy Kerns; brother-in-law, Larry Kerns; and niece, Julie Kerns.

Susie is survived by son, Joseph Eidson and friend Julia Gallagher of Camp Hill, Pa.; brother, Jack Curtit and wife Mary of Jefferson City; and many nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

 A memorial service was held May 17, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Trevor Dancer officiating. 

Memorial contributions suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

Arrangements entrusted to Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City.