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Marilyn "Sugah" Smith Stehmeier

Marilyn "Sugah" Smith Stehmeier
  • July 6, 1931 - March 26, 2022
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • St. Johannes Lutheran Church
    P. O. Box 21927
    Charleston, SC 29413

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“We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Stehmeier's passing. She was such a lovely lady. I enjoyed the time I had with her at First Baptist when she was...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jozhan Atkinson - SC - Friend

“Kathy, Cheree and Bubba, we were so sad to hear Sugah (!) had passed away. Stan has been out of town til Wednesday night so we couldn't attend. Such...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Dianne and Stan Townsend - SC

“Very sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Patrick O'Connor

“I was on of Marilyn caregivers and I must say it was a joy taking care of her. I looked forward to the many talks and advice she would share. I will...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Michelle Baxter

“I was a student at First Baptist Church School and grew up in St. Johannes Lutheran Church. Mrs. Stehmeier was always present with a kind word and a...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Christie Hardaway - Charleston, SC

“The day we drove past our `soon to be´ house on Johns Island and our friend Rusty stated that is my Uncle Willie and Aunt Marilyn´s house right...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Tom & Alana Wriggins

“Mrs. Stehmeier was a loving, kind lady who I have always remembered with fondness. My prayers are with the family. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Verlie Miller - Winona Lake, IN

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Vern Lemacks - Friend

“Mrs. Stehmeier was one of the teachers who kept track of me long after the classroom days were completed. Her talents were many and her smiles always...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“So sorry to hear your loss. God's Peace to you all. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Naomi Mazzell

“Oh my so sorry to see this....im in myrtle beach sc@ just looking @ obit. I love this beautiful lady so much,she@ herman was so wonderful to everyone...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Wànda rahall - Friend

“We are sorry for your loss ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Danny and Amy Simpson


Marilyn "Sugah" Smith Stehmeier, 90, of Charleston, was called home by the Lord on March 26, 2022. She was born in Charleston on July 6, 1931, and lived there her entire life.

Marilyn will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She leaves behind her husband of 70 years, Herman W. Stehmeier; her children: Kathie Kimsey of Duluth, GA, Cheree Thomason (Dr. Mack Thomason) of Greenville, SC and William "Bubba" Stehmeier Jr. of Charlotte, NC; and six grandchildren: Faithe Kimsey, McKee Thomason, Katie Thomason; Summer Stehmeier, Kimi Stehmeier and Taylor Stehmeier.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, DeWitt Talmadge Smith and Dell Smith Rogers; her son-in-law, Dr. Bo Kimsey; and her grandson, Chas Thomason.

We are blessed with the thought that as she entered heaven, Marilyn was rejoicing in seeing her Lord and Savior along with her sisters and brothers-in-law. She was a longtime member of St. Johannes Lutheran Church, where Marilyn could be found assisting with the Tea Room or ministering through food and fellowship. She was an active Shriner's wife being a member of the Omar Greeterettes, and enjoyed many fun times hosting parties in their home. Marilyn was a secretary at First Baptist Church School where she enjoyed helping the faculty, staff, and students. All that knew Marilyn, knew of her love for the Lord, her family, her church, cooking, a good joke and her warm hospitality.

Marilyn was often heard saying, "I'm Charleston born and Charleston bred and when I die, I'll be Charleston dead."

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in the St. Johannes Lutheran Church, 48 Hasell St at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Wednesday in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Interment, Bethany Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Johannes Lutheran Church, PO Box 31927, Charleston, SC 29413.