NESS CITY — Susan Elaine Gonzalez, age 53, passed away at Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas on July 19, 2013. She was born on July 28, 1959, in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of Robert L. and Venice M. (House) Rodie. Susan was raised in New Whiteland, Ind. She was a 1979 graduate of New Whiteland High School. She moved to Kansas in 1985 where she remained until her recent passing.
In her youth she was an avid roller skater, capturing many Indiana State titles in speed skating and also is a National Speed Skating Champion. Susan enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.
She is survived by her sons Jason Richardson, Terre Haute, Ind., and Travis (Becky) Richardson, Oklahoma City; sisters Roseann Eiler, Indianapolis, and Cathy (Gary) Wethington, Lebanon, Ind.; grandchildren James and Autumn Richardson, Oklahoma City; Uncles Alexander Rodie, Dodge City and Richard Rodie, Ness City; and nephew Matthew Demaree, Indianapolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, paternal grandparents Alex and Clara (Scheuerman) Rodie, and maternal grandparents John and Cathy (Maslar) House.
Cremation services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City. Memorial contributions may be given to James and Autumn College Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fitzgeraldfuneral.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Fitzgerald Funeral Home**
P.O. Box 96
Ness City, KS 67560
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 26, 2013