Suzanne Marie (Heatley) Duffey

Duffey (Heatley) Suzanne Marie (nee Heatley) Duffey, 85, of Columbus, OH, died on May 1, 2013 of natural causes. Born in Toledo, OH, she was the daughter of Dr. Robert F. Heatley and Fannie (Ransom) Heatley. A 1945 graduate of St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, OH, she graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in 1948 and worked at Mercy Hospital in Toledo. After her marriage later that year to John J. Duffey, Suzanne moved with her family to Columbus, OH in 1954. She resumed her nursing career in the 1960's, working at Grant Hospital, then for cardiologist Dr. Rose, and finally The Ohio State University Family Practice and Veterans Clinics, from which she retired in 1986. Suzanne was a lifelong Roman Catholic, and always participated in the life of her parish, starting with Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, and Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Peace, the Newman Center and Our Lady of Victory in central Ohio. She was a former member of the Ohio Nurses Association. She was known for her humor, her talent as a seamstress and in embroidery, her love for "her veterans," and her loyalty to That Team Up North. Suzanne loved and was loved by her family and friends, and is survived by her dear brother, William Heatley of Marco Island, Florida; and her loving children, Carole Duffey Hise of Columbia, MD; John Duffey, Jr. (Nancy Powers) of Dublin, OH; Nancy Duffey Edwards (David Edwards) of Upper Arlington, OH; Timothy Duffey (Colleen Duffey) of Upper Arlington, OH; Mary Duffey (Tony Logan) of Columbus, OH; Kevin Duffey (Natalie Wymer) of San Francisco, CA; Karen Kuhlman Vaeth (Michael Vaeth) of Columbus, OH; and Charles Kuhlman (Rebecca Kuhlman) of Columbus, OH; as well as by many dear grandchildren, great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her dear parents, her former husband and friend John Duffey, and her sister Caroline Heatley Kuhlman. The family is very grateful to the staff of First Community Village and the ministry of Our Lady of Victory for their warm and loving care. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., on Monday, May 6, 2013, at St. Christopher Church, 1420 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, with visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Burial, will be in Calvary Cemetery in Toledo, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope for the Warriors veterans group, the employees fund at First Community Village or the . Condolences may be sent via Arrangements by JOHN QUINT TREBONI.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 4, 2013