Suzanne “Sue” Kochheiser
April 05, 1938 ‒ November 05, 2015
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio
COLUMBUS: Suzanne “Sue” Kochheiser passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015 in her Columbus home surrounded by her family. She was 77.
She was born April 5, 1938 to parents Wilbur and Florence (Mattox) Campbell in Mansfield. After Sue graduated from Mansfield Senior High School with the class of 1956, she attended Ohio University.
Sue served as a mentor and friend to many students while working as a principal’s secretary at Mansfield Senior High for 13 years and later touched more young people’s lives while serving as the House Mother at MedCentral School of Nursing. Students knew that she could be counted on as an honest and caring influence in their lives, and she enjoyed encouraging them to be the very best they could be. She also sold ads for the News Journal and, most recently, Trader Gazette. Sue was a member of, and raised her children in, the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.
Sue didn’t believe in sitting still. When not working, taking loving care of her family or attending her children’s many activities, she enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading and volunteering for numerous causes. She was active in establishing Mansfield’s Oak Hill Cottage as a historic landmark, chaired committees for the Miss Ohio pageant, organized blood drives and raised money for cancer research.
Sue also realized her dream of opening her own gift shop in downtown Mansfield and worked tirelessly to build downtown Mansfield and support local businesses.
But above all, Sue cherished spending time with her family and many close friends.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Ronald G. Kochheiser; children Todd Kochheiser of Toledo, Scott Kochheiser and his wife Elise of Chicago; Lynn Kochheiser of Columbus; grandson Ben, and his wife Jessica Kochheiser, granddaughter Noel Kochheiser and grandsons Kason and Collin Cook; sisters Betsy Rush of Mansfield, Mary Lynn and her husband Kenny Brandt of North Myrtle Beach, SC, and brother Bill Campbell of Venice Beach, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Sue’s family will receive friends on Monday, November 9 from 4-6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. officiated by Celebrant Jerry Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, Sue encourages donations in her memory to the Westerville North High School Music Boosters at 950 County Line Rd., Westerville, OH 43081 or InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a Christian youth program at the University of Illinois online at https://donate.intervarsity.org, click on Noel Kochheiser.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Sue’s family and encourages you to share a fond memory of Sue or message of condolence at SnyderFuneralHomes.com