SUZANNE K. "SUZIE" STEPHENSON, 65, of Monroeville (since 1978), died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, 10:55 a.m., as a result of an accident on US 30 at Doyle Road in New Haven. Born July 12, 1947, in Defiance, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late James F. Miller and Mary (Kirtley) Miller. Suzie was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Monroeville; was the St. Joseph School Librarian from 1995 to 1997; a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Monroeville for 19 years; former member of the Monroeville Town Council for 18 years; and a graduate of Lakeland High School Class of 1965 in LaGrange, Ind. She enjoyed gardening, reading, friends, and her grandchildren. She had been employed by Manheim Vehicle Auction as a block clerk from August of 1996 to 2012. She had also been employed at the Michelin Plant, Woodburn, as a clerk / receptionist for 14 years, retiring in 1996; the Monroeville Box & Pallet as office manager for five years; the Lincoln Bank & Peoples Bank for 10 years; and International Harvester for seven years. Surviving are her husband, Richard A. "Rich" Stephenson of Monroeville; daughter, Christine K. (Gary) Castleman of Monroeville; son, Michael M. (Kate) Stephenson of Indianapolis; stepdaughter, Carey A. (Scott) Minnich of Convoy, Ohio; stepson, Anthony A. (Amanda Vandermooten) Stephenson of New Haven; sister, Rebecca A. (James) Hiser of Fremont, Ohio; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, Monroeville, Ind. The Rev. Richard Pickering officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in Monroeville Memorial Cemetery. Preferred memorials to St. Joseph Catholic School Centenary Fund, Monroeville EMS, or Monroeville Volunteer Fire Department. For complete obituary information and to sign the on-line guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on January 10, 2013