Sue Doody, proprietor of Lindey’s in German Village was born in Dayton Ohio. A graduate and longtime supporter of Ohio Wesleyan, she taught in the Columbus Public Schools. Sue remained a teacher but moved from the schoolhouse to the kitchen in her home teaching cooking and running a small catering business.
In 1980 she purchased the Palmer Haus. After extensive renovations, Lindey’s was opened in 1981. The restaurant has been on the “Top 10” list of Columbus restaurants since opening. Her chefs and managers continue to transform the culinary landscape and central Ohio. Her recipes have been featured in Gourmet magazine.
Sue volunteered for the Columbus Museum of Art, Buckeye Ranch and Action for Children. She served on the boards of Ohio Cancer Research Associates, Franklin University, Central Ohio Workforce, Action for Children, Central Ohio Women’s Board, Buckeye Ranch Board and the National Association for the Prevention of Blindness. She is a former board member of American Heart Association, Mount Carmel Community Service Board, United Way, Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Nationwide Financial Services, German Village Business League and the Columbus State Community College Task Force.
Honors that had been awarded to Sue include the 1988 Ohio Cancer Research Associates “Grand Illusions” award. She won the Entrepreneur of the Year of Columbus and Central Ohio in 1989, Columbus Small Business Person of the Year in 1990, YMCA Women of Achievement in 1992 and in 1994 she received the Central Ohio Association Restaurateur of the Year award.
Sue was the mother to four grown children, Rick, Chris, Patricia Elkind, and Beth Anderson. In her spare time, Sue was an avid reader, world traveler, and, of course, passionate cook.
As a former Ohio Cancer Research Board Member and the very first Grand Illusions award honoree, Sue was an integral member of the Ohio Cancer Research family for many years. She will be deeply missed.
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