Suzanne K. Barnes Delgado Rowe, 64, died at 7:46 p.m. Oct. 11, 2012, at her residence after fighting pancreatic, liver and lung cancer.
She was born Jan. 29, 1948, in Lima. She is the daughter of the late Mannon L. and Helen K. Avery Barnes. On Nov. 16, 1994, she married Ricky Van Rowe, who survives in Lima.
After graduating in 1966 from Lima Senior High School, Suzanne went on to receive her Associate Degree from Lima Technical College and became a registered nurse in 1982. She retired in June 2008 as an RN with Allen Corrections and previously worked from 1982 to 1989 at Lima Memorial Hospital, and from 1989 to 2004 at Lima Corrections as a RN.
She is a U.S. Marine Corp veteran serving in the Vietnam War. From 1967 to 1968 she was in schooling with the Marine Corp in Millington, Tenn., then was stationed in El Toro, Calif., from 1968 to 1970. Following her service time she moved to El Paso, Texas, and returned to Lima in 1972.
She was a national HOG member and enjoyed riding Harleys. She loved animals, especially her Bengal babies Chloe, Harley, and Shasta.
Survivors also include three grandchildren, Olivia, Isabella and Sophia Delgado; a sister, Valerie L. Phillips, of Mount Cory; a niece, Denise (Christopher) Minor, of Cleveland; a nephew, Todd Phillips, of Cleveland; a great-niece, Tori Phillips; great-nephews, Tyler Phillips, Matthew Phillips and Camden Minor, all of Cleveland; a mother-in-law, Vernia Rowe, of Lima; a brother-in-law, Duncan (Billie) Rowe, of Delaware, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Manoka Rowe of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Mannon “Tony” Delgado, who was born Oct. 21, 1971, in El Paso, Texas, and died on June 6, 2007, at the age 35 from colon cancer; and a father-in-law, Truman Rowe, who died Oct. 14, 2011.
Family and friends will gather at noon October 20, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, with a procession going to Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima. Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m. The Rev. Tim Hefner will officiate. Military rites will be observed by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Animals.
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