Sep 19, 2014 -    7 Condolences

Susan Marie (Ruhl) Kendron

SusanSusan Marie (Ruhl) Kendron, age 58, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2014 surrounded by family and friends after a brave battle with lung cancer.

Susan loved her family whether blood or otherwise. Susan was a very unselfish and giving person who never met a stranger. Her heart was as big as the state of Florida. Susan spread that love through her actions. After raising two sons Susan took on the task of raising her grandchildren, which filled her heart with joy. Her passions in life were her family, her love of animals, Susan was seldom seen without a book in her hand, and she loved playing card game of all kinds and her love of cooking.

Susan was an animal lover who adopted and cared for MANY critters through the years. I believe that many of them adopted her.

Susan is preceded in death by grandparents William & Margaret Beard, Robert & Margaret Brown, her parents Leonard & Mary (Beard) Ruhl, Uncle Joe Beard, granddaughter Destiny Riedell Bailey and many of her beloved pets. She is survived by her husband Chuck Kendron, her sons Steven Sather and Terry Sather, brothers Bill Ruhl, Bob Ruhl, John Ruhl and Joe Ruhl, sister Jean (Ruhl) Bailey, aunt Judy Beard, grandsons Joshua Sather, Eli Riedell and Joey Riedell, daughter Chris Zubiate, daughter Aubrey Vasquez, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, Maggie, Oreo and Lila.

Her family would like to thank everyone at Cape Canaveral Hospital and especially the entire staff at Vitas Courtenay Springs facility in Merritt Island Florida for the care and compassion they gave to Susan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Brevard County Humane Society in Florida or your local Humane Society or animal shelter in her honor.

Susan requested there be no funeral or memorial service for her which will be honored. Therefore, a celebration of Susan’s life will be held at Rotary Park in Merritt Island Florida on October 11th at 4:00 pm. The website will be updated with more details if that changes or if more information becomes available.

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  • Mom you left us beautiful memories. Your love is our guide although we cannot see you are always at our side. It is so hared knowing you are not coming back home, but I know our heavenly father has called apon you to do even more good for the world. I love you and miss you dearly!

  • Less than a week has passed and i have cried so much for I already miss you and your special way of making sure I knew I was family, even if it is not a blood relation you still called me son or Cujo and never called me Mike or Michael that actually meant alot to me, and I especially miss your sarcasm that could only be done your way…May the soul’s journey be safe and peaceful..I love you

  • I only known Susan for a few years, we first met when Chris moved from my residence. You were an inspiration, you showed me that anyone can do anything they put a mind too. You showed me what a true survivor is, rest now your work here on this planet is done, but I’m sure you’re working still where you are now.

  • Susan you always said you were my favorite cousin. I love you and miss you. You will alway have a place in my heart. You were an amazing person and left this world better by you being in it and left your two boys to carry on your goodness. Love ya forever. Cathy (Beard) McAtee

  • Susan.. I miss you so much. I am missing a piece of my heart that went to heaven with you. You were a terrific big sister and my protector. Your love was felt by so many. You fought a brave battle that was one no one should have to fight. You were so upbeat and courageous though it all. That is what made you so special to so me is that you never gave up on anything and never complained. And yes you were right…… I know that you know how much I love you. Hugs

  • It’s been less than a week since you crossed over, Mom…and already the world seems a bit darker..I’m grateful that your suffering has ended, but the selfish part of me wants you here with us..I miss your phone calls and the messages that all started out with ‘Hey, its me, your Mommy..’ I have one saved on my phone..Rest peacefully..I love you!

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