Suzann M. Barben

Suzann M. Barben (1939-2020) Suzann, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away on April 15, 2020, at son’s residence in Amarillo, TX, surrounded by her family.

She was born on October 28, 1939, in Ashland, PA. Suzann was preceded in death by her parents, James and Catherine “Kitty” Koontz. Suzann was known for her sense of humor, quick dry wit and compassion for family. She loved cooking and baseball, especially watching the Chicago Cubs and College World Series.

She is survived by two brothers, Jim Koontz and wife Connie, Philadelphia, PA, and John Koontz and wife Kitty, Kiron, IA; husband, Robert G. Barben, Canyon, TX; daughter, Jane and Dan Funkhouser, Omaha, NE; son, Bill Wetzel, Lincoln, NE; daughter-in-law, Debra Wetzel, Lincoln, NE; son, John and Stacie Wetzel, Amarillo, TX; son, George and Kristin Barben, Omaha, NE; daughter, Charlotte and Doug O’Neill, Tarpon Springs, FL; 13 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

A Zoom Memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/, in Suzann’s name.

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