Susan Cory

May 14, 1937-May 15, 2022


Susan Cory has completed a full and long life, filled with God’s love and kindness. One day after Susan’s 85th birthday, the Lord took her to be with Him and her husband Richard, who He took 30 days ago, after they had been married for more than 66 years.

Susan was the seventh child of Alex and Louise Hill’s large family from Mecca, Indiana. Susan married Richard Cory on Sept. 3, 1955, and began her farm life as a homemaker in rural Tangier, Indiana.

Susan and Richard had three children, John, Cheryl and Beth. Family life was her central focus, and she wove the lives of her family into community and cultural activities, experiences and relationships. Susan was famous for her black raspberry pies and jelly, her rhubarb pies and persimmon pudding. She was a tremendous cook. Her gardens each year were large enough to feed dozens, but around her garden and the farm she grew flowers, and her flowers collections were colorful from spring to fall.

Susan and Richard loved to travel, and while they enjoyed much of Europe and all 50 state of America, Susan’s favorite place to relax was on Sanibel Island in Florida.

As Susan’s kids gave her grandkids, she busied her life in their world. Susan was an avid reader of eclectic interests, but all her life the most important thing she read each day was her Bible. Her relationship with Jesus was the most important thing she cherished, and she supported churches in the community to help families get to know Him and His love. Susan led Bible Studies, and community groups such as Tangier Home Ec Club.

Susan has three children, one son, John, and two daughters, Cheryl (Joe Woody) and Beth (Tim Reffett; six grandchildren, Michelle Lewis (Ty), Mallory Valentine (Kye), Alex Cory, Charlie Cory, Rachel Jones (Justin) and Hannah Reffett; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 20 at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard St., Rockville, and her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the funeral home. All are invited to celebrate the remarkable life of Susan.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Whetstone Boys Ranch or Cayuga Christian Church can be made.

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