Susan “Susie” Dancy

September 01, 1962 ‒ January 24, 2017

Howard, Ohio

Susan “Susie” M. Dancy, age 54, of Howard, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 1, 1962 in Mount Kisco, New York the daughter of Charles and Alice (Crago) Kneen. Susie was a graduate of Youngstown State University earning a degree in Early Childhood Education. Upon graduating she was employed as a manager of Early Learning Centre and Imaginarium Toy Center.

Susie moved on to become a sales representative for Ty Inc., Brio Company and Demdaco. As of recent, she was a Driveline store merchandiser and guide for Eagle Rock Tour Bus. Her creative ability led to the opening of her own shop called Painted Wren where she proudly showed her artistic creation of the “Stamping Up” series of cards, repurposed furniture and crafting gifts.

She is survived by her husband, Jamie Dancy, whom she married on April 16, 1988; five brothers, Tim (Linda) Kneen of Canfield, Joe (Sandra) Kneen of Phoenix, Arizona, Hal (Nancy) Kneen of Columbus, John (Debbie) Kneen of Nashport and Bob (Connee Sue) Kneen of North Canton; three sisters-in-law, Cyndi (Don) Layton of Bogart, Georgia, Lora (Stu) Moulin of Atlanta, Georgia and Andrea (Joe) Lennon of Wilmington, Delaware. She is also survived by her mother-in- law, Nancy (Sam) Wolford of Gainesville, Georgia; step mother-in-law, Monnie Dancy of California; special aunts and uncles, Dr. Bill and Nada Crago of Sebring , Gene and Barbara Simerl of Chillicothe; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, James R. Dancy.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Pastor Mark Shoemaker will be officiating.

Memorial contributions in Susie’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society at or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Jamie and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. If you need anything at all, please let me know.

  • Jamie,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  • Jamie,
    I’m sorry for your loss. I loved spending holidays with you. Miss you. Thinking of you now and forever.

  • Dear Jamie & Family –

    So sorry for your loss…..our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this most difficult time.

    We are here for you, if you need anything.


    Gene & Jonette Curry

  • Our deepest sympathy to Jamie and all of Susie’s family. She was a strong , laughing woman who will be missed in this world.

  • Jamie
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be there in spirit with you and your families as you gather to both grieve and celebrate her beautiful life and all she brought to so many with her big hearted laughter and grace.
    May you find peace in the coming days.
    Love, Judith

  • Dear Jamie and Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Please know that we are here for you.

    Love Dennis & Mary Ellen

  • Dear Jamie and Kneen Family,
    We always looked forward to visits with Alice (Susie’s mom) at Copeland and often Susie was there too . During trips to Ohio to visit Tex (my Dad) and Sue (Susie’s Aunt Eleanor) Susie always had a ready smile and an artistic and enterprising project. Such a relatively rapid and sad diagnosis for her, but trust she is no longer in pain or suffering. Our thoughts are with all family and friends. Sincerely, Candy Hudson Scharver and family.

  • Dear Jamie,

    I am so sorry that my family will not be there tomorrow to offer our condolences in person. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Though my kids will always remember Susie as their “great-aunt with the stickers,” I have hundreds of amazing memories to choose from. Susie always brought the fun with her everywhere she went. From newspaper monster masks when I was a grade schooler to crazy cool plastic earrings when I was in high school to incredible handmade cards in my adult years, she was always sharing new ideas and making special memories. Susie was so talented in so many ways—and so generous in sharing her talents with others. I miss her dearly, today and all the days to come. We love you, Jamie. Hugs from afar!

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of Susie’s family! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you….Susie was a great, fun, loving person and we will miss her dearly!
    Love, Hugs, and Prayers….
    Everyone at Country Bits

  • Jamie,
    I was so sorry to hear about Susie. I will keep you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Dear Dancy and Kneen Families,

    We were so saddened to hear of Sue’s passing. May her spirit be lifted high and comfort sent down to you all. Mercy and love are strong.


  • Jamie
    I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.

  • My deepest sympathy to the entire family on Sue’s passing. I know she was the beloved only girl in that big wonderful boisterous family of boys / and so beloved by all. Sincerely, Ginny Crago Black (Alice’s cousin)

  • Dearest Baby Sister, you will be missed greatly. I will always remember the Howard (OH) family reunion and Sita’s first campfire “smore”; Stamping Up!; your creativity (just like Mom’s); your smile and just being your big brother when each of us needed that support. Now, you are with Mom, Dad and Marshall who I am sure made a place for you with them. Love and kisses always…and yes, we will take care of Jamie.

  • Jamie,

    Holly told me of the passing of Sue but I have been ill with the flu and just got on and saw the obituary. I met your Sue several times as I am a friend of Holly’s. Sue was warm, friendly and I know beautiful inside and out. Hold onto your memoires and your faith. Our heartfelt sympathy.

    Brenda & Darrell Starr-Jude
    Lexington, Ohio

  • Please accept my sincere sympathies as you grieve the loss of Susan. I have many wonderful memories of her as a darling little blonde haired girl holding her own among her large family of brothers.
    May God Bless your entire family and comfort you in your loss
    Ruthie Crago Palmer
    (Alice’s cousin)

  • I am so very sad and sorry to have heard about the struggle and fight Susie had to face since September. Since the day she came home from the hospital in 1962 and I got to hold her I thought of Susie as my “adopted little sister”. So many days of swimming at the club, bouncing on the trampoline in the backyard, babysitting so I could learn to take care of a baby, and small child. The summer of 1977 when Susie came to Raleigh to help me with my three girls, The love Susie and my parents (Mary and Nick) shared was so special and I know that Mary, Nick, Alice, and Chuck are holding Susie in their loving arms and welcoming her home.
    Jamie and all the Kneen boys (and their families) please know my love and thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish I could have been with Susie more recently and with all of you on Friday. I think of you all often.

  • Dear Jamie and family,
    So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a truly a kind and wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.