Susan Yvonne (Simpson) Wilson

May 25, 1939 ‒ August 06, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Susan Yvonne Wilson, of Delaware, Ohio passed away Saturday evening August 6, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 25, 1939 to the late Lawrence “Raymond” and Ruth Hortence (Adams) Simpson. A graduate of Willis High School in 1957, she went on to attend the St. Francis School of Nursing graduating with honors in 1960.

Susan enjoyed a career as a Registered Nurse, working for the State of Ohio and several hospitals. Always with a sense of justice, she will be remembered as a true diplomat. She was a woman of humanity and compassion, who longed to help those in need of love and care. She was honest, kind, gentle, and steadfast.

Described as a spiritual seeker, she was unbound by a specific religion. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and reading. With an eclectic taste in music, she sang and beautifully played the piano and organ.

Susan was at her best with her family, whom she dearly loved. She found beauty everywhere she went and her friends became extended members of her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Ronald Lee “Sparky” Wilson Jr. of Delaware;  daughter, Ruth Yvonne Wilson of Delaware, granddaughter, Marsi (Justin) Wilson Hutchins, brother Ramon “Butch” (Barbara) Simpson of Delaware; sisters, Bonnie Carter of Marion , Mitzi Ruth Ellis of Delaware,  Babette Wray of Delaware, several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members, also many loving friends.

In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ronald Lee Wilson Sr.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 12, 2016, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (across from Willis School), Delaware where funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Deacon Franklin Moore and Pastor’s Jacquelyn Craig and John Wallace officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

The Wilson family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Ohio Health Grady Memorial Hospital and Ohio Health Hospice.

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The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Delaware is honored to serve the Wilson family.

  • To the Sue Wilson family,

    This expresses deep condolences and extension of prayerful comfort to all.
    From a family friend-
    Jon White

  • Ronnie & Ruth, I am so, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was quite the fighter, and her strength and determination always amazed me. You were her main concern, and I know her deep love for you was what made her fight so hard. I know, too, that Keith would want me to pass along his condolences and love also. Your mom was always so kind and loving to us both. I am so sorry that I will not be able to be there on Friday as my sister is having surgery, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  • It is with a heavy heart that I think of my dear Aunt Sue and her loving children. I will always remember Aunt Sue’s nurturing kindness. Although I know she is at peace with my Uncle Ronnie, she will be missed. I commend Ruthie and Sparky for their devotion to their mom; it takes tremendous patience and strength to ride the emotional roller coaster to care for an ailing love one. You are in my prayers. May family and friends give you strength during this time. All our love – your Caplan cousins.

  • Ruth and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. She sounds like she was a wonderful person, and, I know she was so special to you.

    Tina Kretzer

  • Ruth,
    I was sorry to hear of your loss. It is a terrible thing to lose your mom. I’ve been through it. My heart and prayers are with you.

  • Ruth,
    Words are not adequate in a time like this to convey what the heart wants to say. So, let me simply say, you are loved and thought of, you have friends who are praying for you and your family and that God is holding you and keeping you in His care for such a time as this.
    Saundra K. Collie
    Former Principal of Ruskin Elem. School

  • Dear Ruth and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was quite a fighter! Your family was so wonderful the way you all took care of her and each other. I often thought you and Sparkey are what kept her alive. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I always enjoyed taking care of her and your family when she was at Grady.