Susan Jane Gordon

| July 21, 2021

Susan Jane Gordon, 74, of West Lafayette, peacefully passed away in her family home on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Born Aug. 5, 1946, in Coshocton, to Jane Ellen (Troendly) Shaw and Donis Lee Shaw.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Rebecca Gordon; granddaughter, Vanessa; grandson, Grayson, all of West Lafayette; sisters, Sharon Lenhart, Bowling Green, KY, Sharlynn (Dan) Smith, Sally Ann Hickman, Sandy Shaw, all of West Lafayette, Sheryl Shaw, Gahanna; brother, Donis (Judy) Shaw Jr., Taneytown MD; sister-in-law, Robin (Ralph) Calello, Boca Ratan FL, brother-in-law, Roger Gordon, Spring Lake Heights NJ; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 23 years, Ronald Gordon; parents, Jane and Donis; mother-in-law, Helen (Hyres) Gordon; brothers-in-law, Russell Gordon, Ross Gordon, and Bob Lenhart.

Susan graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1964, attended the college of Mount St Joseph, and attained a Master’s Degree in Education at Ohio University. She worked for a time at Peabody Coal Company before becoming an English teacher for the Ridgewood Junior High School.

Susan was a member of the Fresno Bible Church, was part of  Leadership of Coshocton and volunteered with the Mentoring Center. She was a dedicated secretary and historian for the West Lafayette Ridgewood Alumni Association for many years. Susan also loved acting and directing with the Coshocton Footlight Players.

Susan was an avid Cleveland Browns fan. She enjoyed laughing, singing, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. While she will be missed by many, she is now free from pain.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dan Eggan officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Coshocton Footlight Players, PO Box 3, Coshocton OH 43812 or to the West Lafayette Ridgewood Alumni Association, 504 Plainfield Rd, West Lafayette, OH 43845.

An online memorial can be viewed at



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