Susan Ward

March 03, 1963 ‒ September 14, 2016

Galena, Ohio

Susan Ward, beloved mother, sister, and friend, left us unexpectedly on September 14.

Susan was born to Sophie and Jim Simmons on March 3, 1963. She leaves behind two daughters, Kendra and Kelsey Ward (Columbus, OH), and four brothers; Steve (Doris) Simmons, Bill (Lois) Simmons, Curt (Jennifer) Simmons, (Eaton, OH), and Ken (Gwen) Simmons, University Heights, OH, eight nieces and nephews , and five great nieces and nephews.

Susan graduated from Miami University with a degree in Computer Science. A devoted mother, Susan created a loving home for her family, despite the many challenges of a progressive disease. Susan faced her illness with courage and grace.

Susan is remembered for her witty sense of humor, her kind and gentle smile, and her keen, life-long love of learning.  Susan was always curious and wanted to know more about the world around her. She will be deeply missed by all.

A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2:30 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Susan’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at