Suzanne Delgado Rowe

January 29, 1948 - October 11, 2012
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Suzanne K. Barnes Delgado Rowe, age 64 of Lima, died at 7:46 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2012 at her residence after fighting pancreatic, liver, and lung cancer. She was born January 29, 1948 in Lima, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Mannon L. and Helen K. Avery Barnes. On November 16, 1994 she married Ricky Van Rowe, who survives, in Lima.

After graduating in 1966 from Lima Senior High School Suzanne went on to receive her Associate Degree from Lima Technical College, and became a Registered Nurse in 1982. She retired in June 2008 as a RN with Allen Corrections, and previously worked from 1982 – 1989 at Lima Memorial Hospital, and from 1989 – 2004 at Lima Corrections as a RN.

She is a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran serving in Vietnam. From 1967 – 1968 she was in schooling with the U.S. Marine Corp in Millington, TN; then was stationed in El Toro, CA from 1968 – 1970. Following her service time she moved to El Paso, TX and returned to Lima, OH in 1972.

She was a national HOG member and enjoyed riding Harleys. She loved animals especially her Bengal babies Chloe, Harley, and Shasta.

Survivors also include 3 grandchildren – Olivia, Isabella, Sophia Delgado; a sister – Valerie L. Phillips of Mt. Cory, Ohio; a niece – Denise (Christopher) Minor of Cleveland; nephew – Todd Phillips of Cleveland; great niece – Tori Phillips; great nephews Tyler Phillips, Matthew Phillips, Camden Minor all of Cleveland; a mother-in-law – Vernia Rowe of Lima; a brother-in-law Duncan (Billie) Rowe of Delaware, OH; sister-in-law – Manoka Rowe of Lima.

She was preceded in death by a son – Anthony Mannon ‘Tony’ Delgado who was born October 21, 1971 in El Paso, TX and died on June 6, 2007 at the age 35 from colon cancer; and a father-in-law Truman Rowe who died October 14, 2011.

Family and friends will gather at noon, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with a procession going to Woodlawn Cemetery. Graveside services will then begin at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Tim Hefner will officiate. Military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Animals.

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Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm

Woodlawn Cemetery


1751 Spencerville Road, Lima, OH, 45805


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Born: January 29, 1948
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