Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Susan R. Jones of Wooster passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic, Medina Hospital. She was 75 years old.
She was born in Washington D.C. on August 4, 1945, a daughter of Willis and Nina Ray Patterson. The family returned to Wooster where Sue graduated from Wooster High School in 1963. She attended Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.
Susan loved to travel, especially road trips to national parks. Known for always putting others first, her full-time job was raising and encouraging her three children. She also hosted numerous exchange students who became part of her extended family. She also cared for numerous animals, including her cats.
Susan loved cooking and baking and was appreciated for specialties like baked brisket and chocolate chip cookies. While mostly a homemaker, she worked at Walter Jones Construction when needed and supported various causes and organizations, including the Wooster Presbyterian Church, Garden Club, and the PTA when her children were younger.
Susan was preceded in death by her father Willis Patterson, her mother Nina Ray Patterson, and her brother Steve (Ethel) Patterson, also of Wooster.
She is survived by her three children, Jennifer Jones of Alexandria, Virginia, Stephen (Venus) Jones of Santa Clara, California, and John Jack Douglas Jones Jr. who lived with Susan of Wooster, Ohio. She is also survived by her siblings, Patricia (William) Gott of Westerville, Ohio, and Kent (Patricia) Patterson of Westfield Center, Ohio.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jordan Garrison and Dr. Kathleen Boyle of the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Dennis Helmuth of Wooster.
Due to COVID restrictions, there will be a private, family-only burial and no calling hours.
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  1. I am so sorry for your loss of Sue. I know she will be missed here on earth but you all will see her again in heaven! I enjoyed our conversations that we had and especially loved her intelligence and quick wit! Continue looking for the signs around you. She is still with you, just in a different way. All my love, Brenda

  2. Jack, please know you have my deepest sympathy and my most fervent prayers during this time of loss. Your mother was a sweet lady and she left a very dear legacy in YOU! Much love to you, friend!

  3. Our thoughts and prayers and love go out to you, Jack, Stephen, & Jennifer. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Your mom was an amazing woman.♥️

  4. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Sue Jones. Our fondest memories of Sue live on, until we meet again.

  5. You are in our thoughts and prayers Jack, Stephen, & Jennifer. Your mom was an amazing woman. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sending you love and hugs. Melinda, Matt, & Danielle

  6. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Jack I am here if I can help in anyway possible.

  7. Jack, my deepest sympathy. May God hold you in his arms and give you peace during this time. My heart breaks for you. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  8. My condolences and sorrow for the loss of Sue. God’s blessings to you and your family through this time of sadness and the future days thereafter.

  9. Please accept our prayers for comfort and peace. Susan was a good childhood friend. Gone too soon, but I hope your fond memories will sustain you at this time of trial.

  10. We send our love at this difficult time. We know she was adored and will be deeply missed. May peace come to her and your family.

  11. Sue was a dear childhood friend from kindergarten to graduation. We had lots of fun in the neighborhood while growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  12. My thoughts are with you at this time. I hope memories of happier times make this easier for the family. Lean on each other and look for her signs, she will always be with you especially in your hearts.

  13. We were so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Sue. Our deepest sympathies to the family.

  14. As a child, she played with friends in the City Park below her house. She told her mother that she couldn’t understand why anyone would walk, if they could run! She carried that same innocence throughout her life, all the while enriching the lives of all around her. She loved being a mother to her own children, and her many exchange students from around the world. She would have been a wonderful grandmother. Life will never be the same.


    Your smile is the sun that warms me.
    I bathe in the miracle of light because you beam.
    Dance in your yellow fields in Summer.
    Sing in your red Fall and jump into your Spring.
    When winter is heavy,
    you are the silver lining on cloud nine
    where I escape to rest.
    When pain brings a stream of tears.
    I focus on your rainbow above the mountain’s crest.
    I’ll travel to distant moons when stars no longer shine.
    Only to realize there’s never been a stronger love.
    Your love is unconditional.
    Your love…

    ~Venus Jones

    My condolences to the entire family and all of her friends who are grieving like myself at this time. Love you Mama Sue. May you rest in peace.

  16. Heart felt condolences to Sue’s family. Caring thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  17. I was so sorry to learn of your loss. Sue was my best friend for life. She is in my thoughts always. Condolences to you, Tricia and Kent.


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