Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

April 29, 2013

Suzanne Blake Sherman


— Dec. 26, 1933 - April 27, 2013

Suzanne Blake Sherman passed away at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Century Villa Health Care, Greentown. Suzanne was born in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 26, 1933, to the late Powell and Carol (McCombs) Blake.

Suzanne graduated from Converse High School in 1951. She had worked at the J.P. Powell Department store in Converse and later worked at the cosmetic department at Lazarus and Elder-Beerman store in Marion. She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Kokomo and a former member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church of Marion.

Suzanne was active in Eastern Star where she was a 50-plus-year member and a former district deputy of Eastern Star. She loved cooking, dancing and being with family.

Surviving are her children, Keith (Linda) Eltzroth, Kokomo, Julia (Jeff) Vossler, Converse, Michael (Beth Giuliani) Miller, Indianapolis; sisters, Carolyn, California, Virginia Wennerlyn, Kokomo; John Blake, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Eric Eltzroth, Courtney Henderson, Megan Vossler, Justin Spangler and Nick Vossler; four great-grandchildren, Austin and Karlyn Vossler, Brayden and Brianna Henderson; several nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Greg (Billie) Vossler, Melinda Sherman, Tom (Gayle) Sherman, Robert (Karen) Sherman, and Steven (Kathy) Sherman; and several step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husbands John Eltzroth, P.J. Miller, Paul “Gene” Vossler and Jim Sherman.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at in the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Homes, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 E. Marion St., Converse. Visitation will be noon to time of service Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be private in Converse Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Marion-Grant County Humane Society or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at www.owenweilertduncan@sbcglobal.net.