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Susan K. Westfall, a resident of Williamsburg for the last five years, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, surrounded by her family at the age of 67.
She was born in Waterlou, Iowa, to Vincent Gearhart and Gertrude Weber, who preceded her in death. Susan attended St. Bede Roman Catholic Church.
She was very proud of her accomplishments. She graduated from Columbus High School in Waterlou, Iowa, in 1966. She attended the University of Iowa and obtained two bachelor’s degrees. She also attended the University of St. Francis in Illinois and obtained an M.S. degree.
She worked as a radiation therapist for about 10 years at the University of Iowa Hospitals. In 1980, she served as a chief radiation therapist in Fort Wayne, Ind., and at Parkview Health Oncology System for 15 years. Also, 17 years before retiring from Allen county Public Library, she started and managed their used book store. She served on the Indiana State Board of Health, Radiation Therapists Licensing Committee and served four years at Allen County Board of Health.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Sally Strottman of Waverly, Iowa.
She is survived by her loving husband, Michael Lynn Westfall; sister, Sandy Pardun (Tom) of Reno, Nev.; brother, Steve Gearhart (Becky) of Clearlake, Iowa; sister, Betty Gearhart of Dallas, TX; and brother, Tom Gearhart (Pamela) of Los Angeles, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Williamsburg Friends of the Collection, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187.
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