Margaret Ann “Susie” Agnew, age 80, Tarkio, Missouri, died Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at Community Hospital-Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri.

Susie was born August 15, 1943, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of the late Lee and Goldie (Matthews) Hughes, Sr.

Susie grew up in Council Bluffs where she attended school. On June 26, 1961, she married the love of her life, Arden Agn ew, Sr., in Council Bluffs.

In the early years of their marriage, Susie loved following her husband while he played baseball. They also enjoyed bowling on a winter league.

In 1971, Susie and Arden moved to Craig, Missouri, where she was a wife and homemaker. While living in Craig, she also served as the Craig City Clerk, was a substitute cook at the school and helped out at Fern’s Café during the Craig Reunion.

Susie loved going fishing and being outdoors. She also enjoyed word search puzzle books. But Susie’s favorite thing to do was to love on her family, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews, too.

Susie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arden Agnew, Sr. (November 14, 2009); a son, Jan Michael Agnew; brothers, John and James Hughes; and grandchildren, Alan and Sarah Agnew. 

Her survivors include three daughters, JoAnn (James) McClain and Connie (Dennis) Travis, both of Tarkio, and Teresa (Jeff) Larabee, New Market, Iowa; two sons, Arden (Amanda) Agnew, Fairfax, and Matthew Womeldorff, St. Joseph, Missouri; one sister, Dorothy Benedict, Tarkio; a brother, Walter Hughes, Sr., Council Bluffs; 27 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Agnew’s body has been cremated under the care of the Schooler Funeral Home in Fairfax. A Celebration of Life for Susie will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2024, at the Allen-Schiffern American Legion Building in Tarkio. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date in the IOOF Cemetery at Craig. Local arrangements are under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home, Fairfax and Craig. Online condolences may be made at