Susanne L. (Shade) Kiser

June 14, 1937 ‒ January 22, 2021

Zolfo Springs, Florida
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

God welcomed an angel, Susanne L. (Shade) Kiser, former Galion resident into heaven on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Zolfo Springs, Florida at the age of 83 after a very short illness with cancer. She was born June 14th, 1937 in Galion, Ohio to Kenneth and Louise (Kinney) Roston who both preceded her in death.

She graduated from Galion High School in 1955 and on January 28, 1956 married Paul L. Shade who preceded her in death (October 4, 1998). Together they had two children. She worked several jobs while living in Ohio, North Electric as an assembler, Dean’s, and the most enjoyable being babysitting for many years.  When Paul retired they moved to Venice Florida. On February 22, 2016 she married Harry Kiser in Zolfo Springs, Florida.

She is survived by her husband Harry Kiser; children Athena M. (Jessie) Cox of Florence, Texas and Kenneth J. (Mary) Shade of Zolfo Springs, Florida; a brother Rev. Harley (Yolande) Roston of Piketon, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, Amber (Jason) Smith of Plymouth, Ohio, Elizabeth (Josh) Moore of Shelby, Ohio, Sheila Beam of Liebenthal, Kansas, Curtis Cox of Englewood, Colorado, Michelle (Shawn) Vladiff, Matthew (Sarah) Montgomery, Tamara Hitt of Vincennes, Indiana, Keisha Kiser of Bicknell, Indiana and Nikki Mejean of Linton, Indiana; numerous great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law, Janis Shade of Shelby, Ohio, Helen Kiser, Patricia Kiser and Rose Ross all of Decatur, Illinois, Betty (Earl) Hetherington of Chanhassen, Minnesota and Millie (Ralph) Challans of East Alton, Illinois; step-son Billy Kiser of Bicknell, Indiana and a brother-in-law Joe Kiser of Mexico, Missouri.

In addition to her parents and first husband, Susanne was preceded in death by 2 infant sisters and a step-daughter Tammy Kiser Tribe.

The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice Care.

A graveside service and burial will be held on June 14, 2021 at Iberia Cemetery.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Susanne (Shade) Kiser, and condolences may be made to them at



  • Uncle Harley and Aunt Yonnie, I am so sorry to hear of your sisters passing. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that God will wrap his arms of peace and comfort around you. Love to both.– Denise and Mike and family

  • I will miss you so much Grandma!! I Love You and you will always be in my heart and will always Love you. XOXoXoXo I will always remember and Cherish the times we had together , when I always flew to Florida in the summer by myself and stayed with you and Grandpa every summer . I always had so much fun . 🙂 I will miss the phone conversations we use to have. I know you are with Grandpa now tell Grandpa I Love him and miss him . Be with Grandpa now and both of you Rest in Peace now . Love You both so much.

  • Susanne was like a second mom to me. Now I’ve lost them both. May she dance among the angels , find my mom in the afterlife ,and have a grand celebration. Rest in paradise sweet lady. You were so loved. ❤

    • Thank you Cindy! I know our Mothers are together watching over both of us and will always be standing by our sides.

  • Sending my condolences to the many loved ones in Susie’s life. She was a special lady, and I hold fond memories of she Uncle Paul visiting my grandparents; the fun they shared in each others’ company, and how nice they were to me. May many good memories outweigh your sorrow, and may you find strength when you need it most.

  • Dear Harley and family, I am so sorry to see the news of Suzannes passing. She was such a positive, happy person in my memories. May our God bring you comfort till we are all reunited in heaven!

  • Athena, Kenny, and family,

    I am so sorry to read about your mom. My your love and wonderful memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

    God Bless.

  • Susanne and Paul’s house was like a second home and family to me as a teenager in Galion. Dale and I were always eager to visit Athena when they would come and visit her in Texas. We are still using the corning ware they gave us as a wedding gift nearly 30 years ago. They married on the day I was born and lived across the alley from my Grandma Emma Lewis who babysat for Athena and Kenny as infants. Athena and I graduated together; as well as, our younger brothers both named Kenny graduated together. Athena stood up for us as Matron-of-Honor at our wedding traveling from Killeen to Houston. They were much loved and both have been missed.

  • Athena & Ken
    Our condolences on the passing of Aunt Susie. I will always have fond memories of visiting there home in Galion. Rest in peace Susie. May God Bless you all.

  • Ken and family,
    So sorry for your loss.
    Your mother was a special lady who we had nice times talking with.
    You are in our prayers.
    May she RIP.