Susan K. Gorrell 1957-2013

CHAMPION – Susan K. Gorrell, 56, passed quietly away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Hospice House in Poland.

She was born Sept. 23, 1957, in Warren, the daughter of William and Norma Wilcox Barnes Sr.

Susan was a graduate of Champion High School in 1975, and a devoted mother to her children. She loved spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors and landscaping.

Loving memories of Susan will be carried on by her daughter, Elizabeth (Daniel) VanKirk of Warren; son, Matthew Gorrell of Champion; parents, William and Norma Barnes of Cortland; brother, William (Rita) Barnes Jr. of Sevierville, Tenn.; sister, Barbara (Jon) Timcisko of New Middletown; plus many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Gregory Barnes.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McFarland and Son Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Oaks officiating.

Susan’s family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to everyone at the Hospice House in Poland for all of their wonderful care and concern. Contributions may be made in Susan’s memory to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514-3517.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral Services, 271 N. Park Ave, Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621.

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