Susan  Wirts


Susan Wirts was welcomed home by her Heavenly Father on Friday, March 1, 2019. She passed peacefully at home, due to heart failure. She was born to Thomas William and Barbara Jean (Haynes) Wirts Sr. in Washington, Indiana, on Sept. 19, 1958. She is survived by her mother; sister Linda (John) Buckley; brother Thomas (Jilaine) Wirts II; and her children and grandchildren. She and Denny Killion had four children, Tiffany Killion of Pensacola, Florida, Amberly Killion of Washington, Indiana, Brad (Kristy) Killion of Fishers, Indiana, and Valerie (Nick) Haynes of Sellersburg, Indiana. She had seven grandchildren, Chay (Miller) Robinson, Hunter Killion, Eli Rayman, Brody Killion, Ava Killion, William and Olivia Haynes. She also had two great-grandchildren, Marleigh and Thomas Robinson. She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas William Wirts Sr. and her grandparents, Ruby and Adeline (Garth) Wirts and Orville and Josephine (Aikman) Haynes. She graduated from Washington High School in 1976 and went on to attend Vincennes University. She graduated suma cum laude with an Associates of Science degree to become a registered nurse. She passionately served her community as a nurse for 20 years. She spent those years caring for patients in home health, nursing homes and hospitals. She loved her patients as her own family and helped many families during their loved one's final moments, caring for them, loving them, treating them with honor and respect. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. Despite a busy working mom schedule, she spent her time attending her children's and grandchildren's activities/events with great pride. She lived for her family. Although she told us daily, how much she loved us, it wasn't necessary because she showed us every day. She spent her final moments in her prayer position, and we take comfort knowing that she whispered I love you as Jesus carried her home.
Her wishes were to be cremated and for a private family celebration of life. Her ashes will be buried in Sugarland Memory Gardens next to her father and one day her mother. Celebration of life will be held in June.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of Indiana at A memorial fund has been set up at Old National Bank to help with final expenses or a Gofundme has been shared on Facebook. Any donations above what is needed for her final expenses will be donated to the Lupus Foundation.
Published on March 6, 2019
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8 posts

Roberta Matthews
Mar 10, 2019
Linda I just saw this what a sad thing. She was a beautiful woman. It’s hard to looose a sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marian L. Stephens
Mar 08, 2019
I work with Valerie for speech therapy
Cheryl Thompson davis
Mar 08, 2019
Too many to share. We were high school friends and both became nurses as I watched her struggle with lupus. Unless u knew Susan, she never let you know how bad she was hurting and yet carried on taking care of others. I love you my friend, not goodbye, but so long.
Prayers and hugs for all her babies, which were her kids, her grandkids and great grandkids.....her life.
Cynthia Sellers Alford
Mar 07, 2019
Many wonderful memories at the Angle Inn. God be with the family and friends and my sympathy to those who will be missing her greatly.
Diane wilz
Mar 07, 2019
I am so sorry for your lose prayers for all of you
Marcie L Mayo Caspari
Mar 07, 2019
Tight hugs to each of you, her precious ones, who face the day and embrace with all your heart the mercy of God in the process of letting go. May the Lord enfold you, hold you, and help you with His strong arms surround you and remind you that He is enough. LOVE YOU SO MUCH. Holding you close in prayer in days to come.
Paula and Tony Potts
Mar 07, 2019
Please accept our condolences in the passing of Susan! She was always so sweet and kind to everyone! Our sympathy goes out to her mom, Barbara and all the family. She loved her kids and grandkids and was so proud of them. Hugs and prayers to all the family!
Terry Katz
Mar 07, 2019
I pray for peace and understading to the family. I have nothing but wonderfull memories of Susan that flood my mind and fill my heart.
My deepest condolances!!!❤❤❤