Susan Faye Ditsch Ahern, age 67, passed away unexpectedly on January 28, 2019, at her home in Kansas City, MO.

Susan is survived by her children, Jeff, Alisha, and Charlie and her brother Richard and his wife, Cheri.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Evelyn Ditsch, and her sister, Karen.

Born on July 25, 1951 to Charles and Evelyn Ditsch, Susan had two older siblings, Richard and Karen. As a child and young adult, most of her friends and family called her Suzi.

Susan graduated from Oak Park High School in 1969 and cherished her time there so much that she had been a part of several class reunion planning committees and was currently a part of planning their 50th reunion.

Susan was an avid animal lover and took care of several pets over the years. Susan also loved to decorate for Christmas and she always enjoyed the holidays which included everything from watching Hallmark Christmas movies to listening to her favorite Carpenters Christmas album. Anyone who knew her, also knew that she was quite passionate about the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.

The majority of Susan’s working years were spent with Hallmark Cards in Kansas City.

After retiring from Hallmark, Susan returned to school to finish her bachelor’s degree. In 2014, Susan graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri – Kansas City where she was also a member of the honors society, Phi Kappa Phi.

Susan never met a stranger and truly embraced life with love and laughter. She will be missed by many.

A celebration of life visitation will be held from 2-5pm on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Dean Realty 1201 W 31st St Suite 419, KC, MO.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the COPD Foundation at        

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