Described as someone who “got things done,” Noble REMC employees and directors are mourning the loss of our former colleague and friend, Sue Browning, who passed away in May.
Browning began her career with the co-op in 1988 as the executive assistant to Manager Bruce Billow, acting as the secretary for the manager and staff. She processed payroll and coordinated training and travel for directors and employees. Over the years, her role evolved to include more human resources and employee benefits, eventually leading to her title of human resources and staff assistant before she retired in June 2013 after 25 years of service.
But more than her work with Noble REMC, she was also a cheerleader and advocate for the community. Born and raised in Noble County, she served on the board of the Merry Lea Environmental Center, Central Noble Food Pantry and the Noble County Senior Pak program. She also chaired the Kiddie King and Queen contests for the Chain O’ Lakes Festival and participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies program.
In a story written about her retirement, then-CEO Monte Egolf put it best: “She had a positive impact and made a difference for this organization. You could always count on Sue. You knew things got done. Sometimes, you wondered how they got done and realized it was probably Sue who did it.”
We will miss Browning and will continue to honor her contributions to Noble REMC through her memory.