Date of Death: September 19, 2022
Cremation has taken place. Susie’s life will be celebrated privately by her family.
With profound sadness I announce the passing of Sylvia Suzanne Wood, 81, of Three Rivers, MI, on September 19, 2022 at Beacon Health – Three Rivers, MI. She suffered a myocardial Infarction unexpectedly. Susie passed holding her daughter’s hand.
Susie was born October 27, 1940 in Wapakoneta, OH, the daughter of Frederick M. Slusher and Constance A. (Courtney) Slusher.
Susie graduated from St. Joseph High School with the class of 1958 and earned her bachelor of arts at Ohio State University.
She enjoyed her work as a medical staff coordinator for Three Rivers Area Hospital. Prior to working in the medical field she worked at Weiner, Wade & Tucker, attorneys at law. Susie’s favorite job was working for General Mark Clark at the Citadel, Charleston, S.C. She was considered invaluable everywhere she was employed.
She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Wood, of Three Rivers, MI; sisters, Becky Metzger of Wapakoneta, OH. and Mary Courtney of Columbus, OH.; brother, John Slusher of Port Charlotte, Fla.; many nieces and nephews.
Susie was intelligent, independent, fearless, brave, outgoing, beautiful, and had a great sense of humor. She had compassion for those less fortunate and loved animals, working her entire lifetime as their advocate. She loved cleaning and kept an immaculate house, was highly skilled with crochet hooks, playing the piano and was a member of a champion bowling team. Susie loved writing about current events and politics.
Most of all she loved her family and instilled in her daughter strong values that have served her well. Susie will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Donations in Susie’s memory may be directed to the Humane Society. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of her arrangements.
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Oh Melissa……so very sorry for the loss of your mom. What a great gal, a spit fire, and always your biggest cheerleader! So many memories of times at your house, trips to the kaw office and even a way back to High Wheeler Ice Cream for your birthday many moons ago. Thinking of you and the family through this difficult time.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Sue.
I had the honor of working with her at Three Rivers Area Hospital. She was an amazing lady. I admired her very much.
My daughter and I moved into an apartment at Waterfront. Here came Sue with a dark gray baby kitten. She had rescued it from out back. Sue said it was a house warming gift for my daughter. LOL.
Sue was always rescuing kittens and rehoming them. She had such a big heart.
She will be missed.
Thank you for the lovely, heartwarming memory of my mom, it made me smile again. She is definitely missed.
My deepest sympathies. Sue’s incisive wit and intelligence were always a delight.
Thank you for the comforting thoughts, it means a great deal at such a difficult time. You are definitely right about her wit and intelligence. She taught me so much. I will always miss her.
My deepest condolences Melissa. Your mom was the sweetest person. My prayers for you and your family.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Sue, Our condolences to Missy and family.
Thank you. It means a great deal at such a difficult time. My Mom told me so many stories about the fun times she and my dad had with you guys! She adored you and spoke often of your friendship.
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Sue, Missy. I’ve very fond memories of you both indeed. My sincere condolences are with you at this difficult time.
Thank you for the lovely thoughts. It is a very difficult time. My mom (and I) often told the story of her arriving to pick me up at your mom’s house in her pink robe, curlers, and fuzzy slippers! She definitely made her point that I missed curfew, lol. She was so full of life, I am still getting used to the silence.
Condolences to the family.