Susan Ann (Freeman) McPheeters
Nashville, TN - Susan Ann (Freeman) McPheeters of Nashville, TN passed away Friday February 19th at the Richland Health Center. Susan was born April 30, 1944 in Centralia, IL to John and Helene Freeman. Her parents and one brother, Jack, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lynn McPheeters, two brothers, Pat and Tom, her two loving daughters, Melissa (Rick Navarre) McPheeters and Ann (Tim) Miller and two granddaughters, Sophia Navarre and Maggie Brennan.
Susan graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1966 and went to work for the Illinois Dept. of Rehabilitation in Peoria. She found love on a blind date with Lynn, who was working for Caterpillar Inc., and they were married on April 27, 1968. Their life literally took them around the world. Susan was always ready for the next adventure as they lived in Geneva, Switzerland twice, Tokyo and Hong Kong. She never hesitated to dive into the culture around her, to learn new things and to travel widely, teaching her daughters to embrace life and all of its opportunities. She was a dedicated, loving wife and mother, consummate friend and wonderful cook, with a sense of humor that stayed with her for years into her journey. Her granddaughters were one of her greatest joys, and almost nothing made her happier than time spent with them. When Susan was diagnosed in 2007 with early onset Alzheimer's she refused to let it consume her. She and Lynn continued to travel, enjoy time together on the golf course and seeing friends. In her last decade she has received extraordinary care and love from so many, especially Genet and Allem, two dedicated and loving sitters who were by her side daily for 7 years.
A celebration of life will occur at a future time when travel and gathering are possible. Donations to Susan's memory may be made to OSF Foundation, Peoria, IL for Almost Home Kids, Abe's Garden, Nashville, TN.
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