Shirley J. “Susie” Gibson

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/20/2012 18:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/21/2012 11:00:00

Shirley J. “Susie” Gibson, 64, passed away Monday, April 16 at Hillside Acres after a 2 year battle with cancer. She was born March 10, 1948 and lived in Willard her entire life. She worked as a cook at Fazio’s restaurant, the original YMCA restaurant, and most recently at the Moose Club. Everyone loved her famous cream pies and home cooked meals, along with her quit wit and fun personality. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Willard.
She is survived by her daughters Corinda Gibson of Shelby and Becky Gayheart of Willard, father, Corwin Leonard, of Willard, sisters Linda (Bill) Moran of Willard, Corinne Mills of Newark, April (Bill) Breyman, of Willard, and brother David (Hillary) Leonard of Norwalk, 8 grandchildren: Amanda, Joshua, Johnny, Morgan, Bayley, Kortnie, Logen and Crystal, and several nieces and nephews who dearly loved “Mama Suze.”
She was preceded in death by her mother, Geraldine Leonard Drabek, granddaughter Angelina, and great-grandsons Skylar and Jonathon.
Calling hours will be Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, with a funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Roger Thompson officiating. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at


Brian Howard - Apr 20, 2012

My mom, Ruth Howard, worked with Susie at the YMCA for a number of years. We would like to send our condolences to Susie’s family. Much love to you all!

Pam Fazio - Apr 20, 2012

My entire family send our deepest sympathy to all of you. Susie was such a wonderful person and we certainly enjoyed our time with her at the Fazio Resturant and her wonderful help.
She made amazing pies!!
May God be with you during this time.
Pam Fazio and Family

Venora Rowe Williams - Apr 20, 2012

Becky, Corinda, so sorry for the loss of your mother. Your entire family have my deepest sympathy!!!May God grant you all peace and comfort in this time of sadness.God bless ya all!!!!

Ed and Linda Jones - Apr 19, 2012

Corinda and family, Sorry to hear your loss on your mother. May God hold you dear and help you get through this this time. Your family and you are in our prayer. Ed and Linda Jones and family

Ronnie Metcalf - Apr 19, 2012

Praying for you all..

Barb and Dewey Isaac - Apr 19, 2012

Our sympathy goes out to all the family. Suz was a great person to work with. Special condolences to April and Bill,Linda and Bill. We will always remember the good old days. God be with you all. Love and prayers
Sincerely Barb and Dewey Isaac
McConnells,South Carolina

Judy(Wise) Metz - Apr 18, 2012

Linda and Bill and all the members of your families, My sincere sympathy. I remember Suzie in school and really enjoyed her company. Lots of hugs are sent your way. God be with you in this difficult time.

Bill McDaniel - Apr 17, 2012

Peg and I will always remember Susy good food and her excellent pies wherever she worked. My sympathies go to Linda and Corwin at this very sad time. I’ll be thinking and praying for you and the entire family.

Butch & Linda Heminger - Apr 17, 2012

Our condolences to the family of Susie.Know that you are in out thoughts and prayers.

Yvonne (Hegedusic) Schneble - Apr 17, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Susie was a very special person. All I can think is that God needed someone special to cook for HIM.

Larry and Yvonne Fowler - Apr 16, 2012

Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss. While I, Larry, did not know Shirley well, I went through school with Linda and Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in the memories you all share.