Jo H. Suekoff, 65, analyst for government agency

August 18, 2004

Jo H. Suekoff, a retired U.S. Department of Health and Human Services analyst and former Clarksville resident, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Aug. 11 at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. She was 65.

She was born Jo Hudgens in Laurens, S.C., and raised in Greenville, S.C. She was a 1960 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English.

Mrs. Suekoff worked in Denver and Baltimore as an analyst for the Department of Health and Human Services for 34 years before her 1994 retirement.

Mrs. Suekoff, who had moved to Tucson from Clarksville in 2002, enjoyed in-line skating, bridge and reading.

An earlier marriage to Paul Cratin ended in divorce.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Historic Oakland House, 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia.

Mrs. Suekoff is survived by her husband of 15 years, Arthur Suekoff; a son, Robert Cratin of Chicago; a daughter, Laura Cratin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

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