Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Suzanne Miller Rumbaugh passed away from a sudden illness at Wooster Community Hospital on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the age of 81.
She was born on April 27th, 1940 to Ralph W. and June Farson Miller in Wooster, Ohio. She married Jay Rumbaugh 64 years ago on January 18th, 1958. He survives.
In addition to her husband, surviving are her sons Michael (Betty) Rumbaugh, Thomas (Lisa) Rumbaugh, and Stephen (Will Davis) Rumbaugh; six grandchildren Todd (Jennifer) Rumbaugh, Kelli (Michael) Bogner, Katelyn (Timothy) White, Benjamin (Lauren Enty) Rumbaugh, Skylar Breiner, and Madelyn (Bradley) Iannantuono; and great-grandchildren Tyler, Dillan, Jack, Grady, Owen, Drew and Anne. She is also survived by her brother Ralph W. (Margo) Miller, Jr. and her sister Mady (Tim Breiner) Noble and a sister-in-law Dixie Kirpalani and nieces and nephews Stanley Rumbaugh, Jack, Alex and Vanessa Miller and Andrew Noble.
Preceding her in death are her parents and her daughter, Jennifer Lin Rumbaugh.
Susie loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. She was a 1958 graduate of Wooster High school and a former member of Junior Women ™s Club in Wooster, participating in the Red Stocking Revue for several years. She was an avid animal lover and a wonderful food source for many neighborhood strays. Marco Island, Florida was her favorite place to visit many times a year with Jay. Her loyalty and friendship made her a steady presence in the lives of those who knew and loved her.
Private family services will be held.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Wayne County Humane Society: 1161 Mechanicsburg Road Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Wayne County Humane Society: 1161 Mechanicsburg Road Wooster, OH 44691.

Private family services will be held



  1. My sympathy to your family during this time of loss. May you all have cherished memories of your Mom and Grandmother.

    Diana Strong

  2. We are so sorry for your loss Tom & Lisa. We will keep you in prayer.

  3. Steve & Will and Rumbaugh Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Wish I had the right words, but I don’t. Just know I care.

  4. I’m so sorry on the loss of your loved one…may your memories bring you peace in the days to follow.

  5. So sad to hear of Susie’s passing. She was my niece by marriage but also one of my first very dear friends when I married her Uncle Robert. Her uncle and I were among the first to be introduced to her daughter Jennifer after she arrived in Wooster from Korea and she and her Uncle Robert were somehow able to communicate right away without a common language. It was also a delight to have Jennifer in the WCA dance program and later also to have Susie’s beautiful granddaughter Katie Rumbaugh help us light up the stage. I made a trip to Wooster a couple of years ago and Susie, Maddie and I had a delightful lunch together. So happy to have these memories. Deepest condolences to Jay, Maddie & Tim and Skylar; Pete and Margo and children and grandchildren; Tom and Lisa and children and grandchildren; Michael & Betty and family; Steve and Will.

  6. Tom

    Saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. She is in a far better place. Peace to you and your family.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Sending condolences to your entire family. Amy

  8. Dear Tom, Lisa and family,
    You are all in our prayers. You have a strong, loving family and Susie was at its head. Her legacy has blessed so many of us through you. So sorry for your loss.
    Linda and Dave Bush

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. Susie was such wonderful and beautiful lady. I loved growing up across the street from the Rumbaugh family! My thoughts and prayers are with the Rumbaugh family.

    Sincerely – Tracy Adams Newcomer

  10. We are so sorry you all have lost a precious, loving member of your family. We will keep you all in our prayers during your hard times. We love all the Rumbaugh family.

  11. Steve, sorry to hear this and prayers to you and your family.

  12. Betty and family, Our Deepest sympathy to you and your family! Sorry for your loss.

  13. With deepest sympathy from all of Stephen’s colleagues on the loss of his mother and of the entire family’s loss of a special woman. All of you are in our thoughts.
    It is our honor, together with Will Davis, to have made a $500 donation to the Wayne County Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Rumbaugh and her support for animals.

    Michael Andrews
    Ray Bassett
    Angela Foster
    Bridget Hornsby
    Susan Lazenby
    Bernardo Martinez
    Dennis Parker
    Meghan Phillips
    Charlie Reed
    Shawn Ryan
    Gina Stafford
    Ame Steele
    Chuck Wasserstrom
    Eric Williams

  14. Steve, our sympathies to you and Will, and to the whole Rumbaugh family. Your Mother made the world a better place. She will be missed.

  15. So sorry for your loss. Jay, I know you will be lost, 64 years is a log time!! I remember all our good times together. Miss her a lot.

  16. Sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories


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