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“I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Susan. I went to school with her in Essex and am from the Class of 1974. We shared some great times...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Shirley (Smith) Boyer

“I am so sad to hear of your loss. I went to high school with Susan and have many fond memories of her. There was never a dull moment with Susan -...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Royer McGee

“I want to extend my sympathy to the Monson family during the loss of there loved one. Susan and I go back 30 yrs plus. Our kids grew up together and...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Hall Aldaz

“Lori and family; I am extending my sympathy to your families of the loss of Susan. You're in my prayers and thoughts. She was a great person; as it...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie Maxwell Wheeler

“I was saddened to hear of Sue's passing. I remember having alot of good times with her several years ago.... Her family and friends will be in my...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Shari Hardisty

“We extend our sympathy to the family of Susan Monson. Our thoughts are with you. Judy and Tommy Graham ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Judy and Tommy Graham

“I'm a friend of Susan's roommate, Lynne, at Country Haven. Lynne always spoke fondly of her and will miss her greatly. John Baxter ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: John Baxter

“I'm a friend of Susan's roommate, Lynne, at Country Haven. Lynne always spoke fondly of her and will miss her greatly. John Baxter ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: John Baxter


Memorial services for Susan Monson, age 54, of Corning, IA, formerly of Essex, Iowa, who entered into peace Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center will be held Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Faith Covenant Church, Essex, Iowa with Reverend Jim Ressigieu officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Nyman, Iowa at later date. Following services everyone is cordially invited to join the family for a time of fellowship at the church. Memorials may be given in her name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home of Corning, Iowa.

Susan Margaret Monson passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Corning Nursing and Rehab Center, Corning, IA after a courageous year long battle with Leukemia.

Susan was born June 24, 1955, in Fort Dodge, IA to Ted and Marjorie (Morton) Monson. She was the third of four children. The family moved to Essex, Iowa when Susan was a small child. She graduated from Essex High School in 1973 where she enjoyed participating in all sports activities, the high school band, chorus, and performing in the school plays. She took confirmation classes at the Fremont Covenant Church in rural Essex.

Susan was employed in Red Oak at the Thomas D. Murphy Company and the Holiday Inn and later worked at Nishna Productions in Shenandoah, IA before becoming physically disabled.

Susan enjoyed shopping, listening to music, watching television and attending volleyball and basketball games.

Susan was preceded in death by her father, Ted and brother, Daryl.

Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Marjorie; daughter, Molly; granddaughter, Felicia; grandson, Ethan; sister, Lori all of Essex, IA; brother, Richard of Lafayette, Colorado; numerous nieces and great nieces, great nephews and many friends.