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Susan Egger

May 25, 1952 — May 9, 2023


Mrs. Susan Egger, age 70, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, May 9 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati

Susan was born May 25, 1952 in Salem, Indiana the daughter of Boyd and Norma Kay Smedley. She spent her life as a nurse, caring for others. She was a graduate of Salem High School in 1970 where she was a Majorette, and received her LPN from Jefferson Vocation and Technical College of Louisville. Susan was a former member of the Salem School Board. She worked diligently towards the renovation of the high school and for school letters to be available for academics as well as athletics.

She was a consummate quilter, and dabbled in other crafting endeavors as inspiration struck.  Susan loved gardening and her yard is testament with enormous hostas, colorful irises and a myriad of other flowers in every shade of the rainbow.  She also had a soft spot for felines and fed and adopted many a stray cat over the years with whimsical and descriptive names such as ‘Mr Kitty’.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Wilhelm Frederick Egger. They were married October 14, 1978 and parted on November 27, 2022. She is with no doubt sitting on a beach with Willy again, listening to Jimmy Buffett, Harry Chapin or John Cougar Mellencamp.

She is survived by her children: Jason Rosenbaum and wife Bex currently residing in Naples, Italy, Mia Campbell and husband Greg of Piqua, Ohio, David Egger and wife Stephanie of Plano, Texas, and Jonathan Egger and wife Heather of Alexandria, Kentucky, a brother: Barry Smedley, eight grandchildren: Hannah Campbell, Nolan Campbell, Sacha Rosenbaum, Solomon Egger, Asher Egger, Evelyn Egger, Elizabeth Egger, and Violet Rose Egger. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Throughout her life she demanded that upon her passing she should be driven all the way around the square before being taken to the cemetery. Her children are fulfilling this final wish.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10AM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Saturday from 4-8PM and from 9Am-until time of service at the funeral home.

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