Susan Jane Spires (Brown) age 65 of West Liberty, Ohio, came to be with the lord on the morning of April 2, 2022, at 8:00 am in Havre de Grace, MD, in the presence of her immediate family.
Susie, as many knew her, was born in Urbana,Ohio, on December 5th, 1956, to the late Esther Jane (Teach) and William Strayer Brown.
Three of her sisters have reached their heavenly father before her. They are Sheryl Lee (Dick) Virts, Carol Ann (Rick) Baker, and Mikela Sue (Loren) Schmidt. Susie is survived by both an older brother, William S. (Kay) Brown of Westfield, Indiana and a younger sister Jennifer Ellen (Robert) Bidwell of West Liberty, Ohio.
Susie married Gary Mack Spires on December 13th, 1974, in Urbana Ohio at the Kings Creek Baptist Church, the same church that she attended growing up. She had two sons, Tyler (Brittany) Spires of Havre de Grace, Maryland, and Noah Spires of Bellefontaine, Ohio; five grandchildren, David Spires, Esther Spires, Liona Presberry, Ellie Spires and Everleigh Spires; nieces and nephews, Jill (Keith) Kessler, David (Tracey) Virts, Matt Baker, Nathan (Mary Beth) Baker, Sarah (Brian) Jones, Loren “Fritz” (Alice) Schmidt and Emily Schmidt, Chris (Allie) Brown, Tommy Brown, Kyle Knotts and Kacey (Ashley) Knotts; great nieces and nephews Tate and Olivia Virts, Ellen, Charlie and Vivian Baker, Addison Schmidt, Reid Brown and Hunter and Hayden Knotts.
A lifelong resident of West Liberty, Ohio, Susie graduated from High School in 1975. In her early adult life, she worked for Troutwine’s Super Value, Lew’s IGA, West Liberty Market, and Thoman’s IGA. At the age of forty-one, she made the leap and became a Honda associate in Marysville, where she worked for 15 years in the weld department and retired in 2013.
A woman of faith, Susie attended the United Church of Christ in West Liberty where she had been a Sunday School teacher for several years.
Making diverse types of crafts, with a particular niche in making unique clothing for Barbie dolls was a hobby that Susie enjoyed. She was also known for riding her motorcycle, loud and proud, and continued to do so courageously despite colliding with a deer on the way home from work one night.
Susie had a personality like no other, full of spunk, an avid sense of humor, and touched the lives of everyone fortunate to have crossed her path. She remains an unforgettable person.
Susie was diagnosed with lung cancer in June of 2021, which had spread to her liver and bones, and ended her earthly life.
There is no doubt that Susie is now in the presence of her lord and savior Jesus Christ.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty Friday, April 15, 2022, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty is honored to serve the Spires family.