Susan Jo Babcock, 89

Susan Jo Babcock, 89 years of Angola, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Angola.  Susan was born November 22, 1933, in Angola, the daughter of the late Theodore T. and M. Adeline (Hughes) Wood.  She was a graduate of Northside High School, Fort Wayne, and continued her education at Indiana University, Bloomington.  She was a Unit Secretary for Community Health Center, Coldwater, Michigan for 19 years, retiring in 1998.  Susan was a member of the Fremont Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  She was also a member of the Psi Iota Xi Rho Sorority and the Angola Garden Club.  She enjoyed gardening, golfing and in her years, playing softball.

She is survived by her two children, Eric (Jenny) Babcock of Pleasant Lake and Trudy L. Kurtz of Angola; four grandchildren, Nina Lucier, Sandra Kurtz, Tana (Robert) Walsh and Haley (Ben) Perkins; two great-granddaughters, Brooklyn Sicard and Giselle Barton.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a half-sister, Nancy.

There will be no visitation or services at this time.  Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 3985 East Church Street, Hamilton, Indiana.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

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