Merlene ‘Sue’ Callahan

Merlene Sue Callahan, age 87, of Loogootee, IN, transitioned to everlasting life on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at her residence. She was surrounded by her children as she went to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born in Lawrence County, Indiana on July 31, 1933 to Merle and Violet (Owen) Franklin. Sue married Jimmie Ray Callahan on September 2, 1951 at the Odon Christian Church.

Sue had been a member of the Odon First Christian Church since 1951 and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, #341. Sue retired in 1988 as a Logistics Management Specialist at Crane with 32 years of service, she then worked in real estate sales for 15 years.

Family left to cherish the memory of Sue include: three children, Merle (Mary) Callahan, Loogootee, IN, Jama (Dave) Scherer, Evansville, IN, and Terry Callahan, Loogootee, IN; nine grandchildren, James Ryan (Ashley) Callahan, Bloomington, IN; Roger (Adriane) Callahan, Odon, IN; Kathryn Callahan, Fishers, IN; William (Ashlee) Callahan, Springfield, MO; Ryan (Jeanie) Scherer, Jasper, IN; Jessica Scherer Skyles, Evansville, IN; Adam Callahan, Lewes, DE; Ashley (Will) Miller, Canton, OH; and MacKenzie (Patrick) LeMoine, Fayetteville, NC; eighteen great-grandchildren: Lucy, Emmett, Violet, Hezekiah, Lily, Jackson, Norah, Alice, Henry, Levi, Hallie, Draden, Carter, Laynie, Adam, Lucas, Blake, and Sage.; two sisters, Kathy (Lyman) Taylor, Martinsville,  and Sherry Lindsey, Bedford. Sue was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmie Ray Callahan; step-father, Jack Duncan and sister, Gayanne Pelfree.

Private funeral services will be held with Pastor Lyman Taylor and grandson Ryan Scherer officiating. Sue will be laid to rest in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Loogootee or Odon Christian Church.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to