Susan Lynn James

Susan Lynn James

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Susan Lynn James, 70, of Mansfield went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at her home. Susan was born on December 28, 1947 in Mansfield, Ohio. She was the daughter of Peter Keiser Sr. and Mildred Arvilla (Carver) Keiser.

Susan started dating the love of her life, Steve James, in the seventh grade and they married on August 26, 1966. Steve and Susan were blessed with 52 wonderful years together. Susan was a 1967 graduate of Mansfield Senior High and was a fabric cutter with North America Knitting. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and adored grandmother. She was a devoted Christian who loved her Lord and Savior. Her first priority was her family, and she always made sure they were well taken care of. She cherished time with her family and delighted in hearing about the activities that brought them joy in life. She loved running her homestead staying busy cooking, baking, canning, pasteurizing her own milk and churning her own butter. One thing that Susan found pleasure in was wildlife. She enjoyed taking long drives, spending time outdoors fishing and capturing photographs of wildlife and sunsets. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Cavaliers and NASCAR fan.

Susan leaves behind her husband, Steve James; son, Steve James Jr.; daughter, Heather James; grandchildren, Kristy Fagg (Donald Shepherd Jr.), Joseph James, Blakley James, Jessica Gwinner, Jerry Brown III., and Sarah Howe; great-grandchildren, Landyn, Alexa, Addyson and Taylor; brother, Kayjay Keiser; sisters-in-law, Dody Keiser and Betsy Keiser; brother-in-law, Thurman Hale and Gregory (Robin Webb) James; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandchild, Steven Blakley James; brother, Pete Keiser Jr.; and sister, Joan Hale.

The family will receive guests from 2:00-4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond Street. The funeral will follow at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Biddle officiating at 4pm. Memorial contributions may be made in Susan's honor to Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D Woodbury, NY 11797 or OhioHealth Hospice, 335 Glessner Avenue Mansfield, OH 44903.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.wappner.com

 

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