The Heroines

Susan Ann Ayesh

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 Susan Ann Ayesh "Just Sue"

A woman of faith and love
God's gift from above.
A heart so true,
Just Sue.

A caring parent,
Mother of two,
A guiding light,
Just Sue.

A faithful friend,
A cure for blues,
A loving wife,
Just Sue.

A constitution of honor,
The will to do,
A Trojan worker,
Just Sue.

A humble servant,
Generous too,
Her faith unyielding,
Just Sue.

Never a complaint,
Not even a clue,
A soul of vigilance,
Just Sue.

The task of an angel,
Nothing new,
Performed anonymously,
Just Sue.

A sense of fairness,
Justice for all,
Regardless of who,
Just Sue.

A soul to emulate,
The family glue,
A person He loves,
Just Sue.

Susan Ann Ayesh was born in Wichita, Kansas, on August 4, 1933. Her parents were Lusta and Jack Connell. She attended parochial and Wichita public schools. She married William A. Ayesh in 1951. Mr. Ayesh was engaged in the hotel and restaurant industry. Sue became involved with her husband in various restaurant operations.

Most notably, Susan was very instrumental in the formation and establishment of the first Wichita State Alumni and Faculty Club in 1969. The club was housed in the old Crestview Country Club building. From 1969 until 1985, Sue acted as General Manager and gracious hostess involved in all aspects of the operations of the faculty and alumni club. Her devotion to the university, alumni, faculty, friends and supporters of the university was unquestionable and outstanding and undertaken by Sue in a humble manner.

Sue is the proud parent of two sons, William A. Ayesh, II and Mark Gregory Ayesh.

September 11, 1998