The Fairborn Art Association has lost two members who have held the office of president of our organization: Sue Red and Sue Brezine. Their obituaries follow below. Sue Red was our president from 1996 to 1999, served as our treasurer for over 20 years, and worked with the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival for over 28 years and was crowned Sweet Corn Festival Queen in 2013. Sue Brezine was our president from 2011 to 2014 and taught many watercolor classes throughout her years with our organization. Our condolences go to all family and friends of these two outstanding women.



Sue Ann Red, age 79 of Fairborn, passed away Monday November 15, 2021 at the Soin Medical Center. She was born November 2, 1942 in Waynesfield, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harley Otto and Frances A. (Griebling) Thrush.
While residing in Fairborn, Sue was an Apartment Manager for Red Deer Apartments and retired from Evergreene Apartments. She volunteered with the Fairborn Art Association, serving as the past treasurer for over 20 years and a past president; and also with the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival for 28 years, serving as Treasurer for most of them. Sue was named the Sweet Corn Festival Queen in 2013. She was a member of the Fairborn Senior Center, the Red Hat Society, and Abiding Christ Lutheran Church, where she had been very involved as a volunteer greeter, usher, counter, and Christmas In Action. Sue was a devoted 50+ year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Past Matron, secretary, and organist of Aero Chapter #536, and was Past President of the District 18 Association. She loved to volunteer, play cards, read, and spend time with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Loren, whom she married on November 10, 1963; two children, Jerry, Lori (Mike) Luckner; three grandsons, Jake, Dallas, Chris (Stacy) Luckner; a granddaughter, Jenn (Chad) Meier; five great-grandsons, Colt Red, Owen Meier, Damon Luckner, Connor Luckner, Felix Luckner; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family, and many friends. She was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Paul “Hap” Thrush and Carl Kent and a half-sister, Meredith Brown.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday December 11, 2021 from 9:00 until 10:45 AM at the Abiding Christ Lutheran Church, 326 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. An Eastern Star service will begin at 10:45 A.M., immediately followed by the funeral service, Pastor Craig Fourman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abiding Christ Lutheran Church -or- Aero Chapter #536 OES. Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn.


February 5 1937 – November 28, 2021

Sue passed away peacefully on Sunday November 30 at the age of 84. She was a native of Dayton but her favorite home was Yellow Springs with her late husband, Don.

Sue focused her entire career developing her gift of art. She was a recognized artist and received numerous awards and honors for her work as well as becoming a local instructor. Sue’s favorite children’s book is ‘The Giving Tree’ She faithfully gave of her time, energy, love and finances to all that her life encountered. Sue bountifully shared her love of God, life, beauty, and nature with all closest to her! Sue was a Member of Fairborn Art Assoc., past Pres of Western OH Watercolor, Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptures and recently a Member of the Village Artisians in Yellow Springs.

She is survived by her daughter, Cathy (Brad), grandchildren Adam and Aaron, son, Chris (Lynne), grandchildren Gabrielle, Rachel, Joshua, Laurel, Daniel, and her great-grandson, Liam.

A Celebration of Sue’s life will be at St. Leonard’s, 8100 Clyo Road, Centerville, December 18, 2021, at 11am.

… Written by Sue’s daughter, Cathy Clauss