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Susan E. "Susie" Unruh-Briggs

July 17, 1945 - March 25, 2020
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Susan ‘Susie’ E. Unruh-Briggs, age 74 of Lima, passed at 2:25 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born July 17, 1945 in Findlay, Ohio to her late parents – Donald W. Warder and Mary E. Warder (ne’e Dumm).

On December 22, 1967, she married John A. Unruh, who preceded her in death, in 1989. On June 10, 1995, she married Michael H. “Mike” Briggs, who survives with their beloved dog ‘Scooter’.

Susie was a loving and compassionate nurse at Luke Medical Center and Lima Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 2012. She was a 1963 graduate of Lima Senior High School and a 1996 graduate of Apollo Career Center Nursing Program. She was an avid animal lover (especially of horses and dogs), loved cooking, home decor and remodeling. But her passion was shopping and ensuring she was immaculately dressed from head-to-toe.

Survivors include two sons Donald (Cindy) Unruh of Lima and John Unruh of Youngstown; four daughters, Becky (David) Suever of Elida; Jodi K. Unruh of West Chester; PA, Jill Unruh of Arizona City, AZ; and Susan (Robert) Beeler of Geneva, IN; two step sons Tony (Jennifer) Briggs of Lima; Mitch Briggs of Indian Lake; and one step-daughter, Samantha Briggs of Indian Lake; one brother David L. Warder of Key Largo, FL.

Susie adored and was very involved with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She has 14 grandchildren who survive: Sierra, Austin, Britta, John, Schuyler, Darrian, Daniel, Michael, Caleb, A.J., Evan, Charity, Robby, Chloe, Dawson, Scott and Laura. She has 11 great-grandchildren who survive: Xavier, Beckett, Brayson, Anna, Alex, Austin, Elliott, Scarlett, Emerson, Kacy, Cameron, and #12 is due June 2020.

Per her wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. (When the COVID-19 global pandemic subsides).

Memorial contributions can be directed to The Humane Society of Allen County.

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Born: July 17, 1945
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Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Susan ‘Susie’ E. Unruh-Briggs, age 74 of Lima, passed at 2:25 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born July 17, 1945 in Findlay, Ohio to her late parents – Donald W. Warder and Mary E. Warder (ne’e Dumm).

On December 22, 1967, she married John A. Unruh, who preceded her in death, in 1989. On June 10, 1995, she married Michael H. “Mike” Briggs, who survives with their beloved dog ‘Scooter’.

Susie was a loving and compassionate nurse at Luke Medical Center and Lima Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 2012. She was a 1963 graduate of Lima Senior High School and a 1996 graduate of Apollo Career Center Nursing Program. She was an avid animal lover (especially of horses and dogs), loved cooking, home decor and remodeling. But her passion was shopping and ensuring she was immaculately dressed from head-to-toe.

Survivors include two sons Donald (Cindy) Unruh of Lima and John Unruh of Youngstown; four daughters, Becky (David) Suever of Elida; Jodi K. Unruh of West Chester; PA, Jill Unruh of Arizona City, AZ; and Susan (Robert) Beeler of Geneva, IN; two step sons Tony (Jennifer) Briggs of Lima; Mitch Briggs of Indian Lake; and one step-daughter, Samantha Briggs of Indian Lake; one brother David L. Warder of Key Largo, FL.

Susie adored and was very involved with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She has 14 grandchildren who survive: Sierra, Austin, Britta, John, Schuyler, Darrian, Daniel, Michael, Caleb, A.J., Evan, Charity, Robby, Chloe, Dawson, Scott and Laura. She has 11 great-grandchildren who survive: Xavier, Beckett, Brayson, Anna, Alex, Austin, Elliott, Scarlett, Emerson, Kacy, Cameron, and #12 is due June 2020.

Per her wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. (When the COVID-19 global pandemic subsides).

Memorial contributions can be directed to The Humane Society of Allen County.

 

Alli Wollenhaupt-Drake posted on 4/5/20

I remember her smiling face whenever I came over in junior high to see Suezie

 

Austin, Shorty, Rocky posted on 4/1/20

My sweet lady...words cannot describe the ache in my heart! You and Papa Mike shaped me and I promise he and Scooter will be looked after. I love you so much grandma Susie. Love your little brown berry!!!

 

Cindy Crawford posted on 3/31/20

Becky, So sorry for your loss! I remember your Mom well. She was always so sweet and had a beautiful smile. Sorry this had to happen at a tough time. May God keep you and your family in his care through this difficult time. You are loved. Cindy Crawford

 

Tracy K Smith posted on 3/30/20

So sorry to here of her loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

 

Carl & Betty Schimpf posted on 3/29/20

Mike and Family, Please accept our sympathy for your loss of Susie. May God comfort you during these difficult days.

 

Jimmy briggs posted on 3/29/20

Gonna miss aunt sue dearly I always enjoyed going to her and uncle Mike's house for christmas.sue always had the house looking and smelling pretty.shebgave the best hugs.i loved all of her decorations and she always made plenty of great good and made the best dessert.it didn't matter who you were she loved you and never judged anyone.she will be missed by all..I love you very much aunt sue.so rest easy and until we meet again

 

Jeff Lohr posted on 3/28/20

We are very sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can do anything for you

 

Cousin Jim Gary posted on 3/28/20

Cousins: I am so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Sue was a sweet woman and I have such fond memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Sam and Mariann posted on 3/28/20

It was very hard to hear the news of your passing. You will be greatly missed by all of us. We will miss you at family gatherings, camping trips, trips to the mountains and our Christmas/New Years gatherings. Until we meet again-rest in peace. Love Sam and Mariann

 

Lynn posted on 3/28/20

So very sorry. My condolences to the family.

 

Roberta & Daniel Robinson posted on 3/28/20

Daniel and I are thinking of all of you at this time.

 

Jennifer Briggs posted on 3/28/20

They say there is a reason, they say that time will heal, but neither time nor reason, will change the way I feel, for no one knows the heart ache, that lies behind my smile, no one knows how many times, I have broken down and cried, I want to tell you something, so there’s won’t be any doubt, you’re so wonderful to think of, but so hard to be without. Until we meet again Susie/Grandma. We Love and Miss You 😘 Tony, Jennifer, Michael and Dawson Briggs

 

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