November 7, 2017


Susan Lee “Sue” Prior, 76, of Carroll, passed away on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Accura Health in Carroll.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at First United Methodist Church in Carroll with the Rev. Dennis Bailey officiating. Organist for the service will be Ellen Severin. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of service. Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Sue’s name for a later designation and may be left at the church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the family at

Born Nov. 14, 1940, in Rockwell City, Iowa, Sue was the daughter of Lester and Elizabeth (Moore) Fouts. She graduated from the Rockwell City High School in 1959 and attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Sue was married to Don Prior on June 12, 1960, in Rockwell City. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star #1 in Carroll. Sue loved spending time with her family and visiting with friends. She was an avid bridge player and at one time taught intermediate level bridge at Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll.

Sue is survived by her husband, Don, of Carroll; daughter Becky Daniels (Jack) of Spirit Lake; two sons: Steven Prior of Glenwood and Bill Prior (Marilyn) of Overland Park, Kansas; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Lanny Fouts, and his fiancée, Judi Brown, of Rockwell City; an aunt, Darlene Zinnel, of Pomeroy; and several nieces and nephews

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; and her father- and mother-in-law, Bill and Peg Prior.