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Susan Warfield Brennan

Died: 7/11/2010

Susan Warfield Brennan, 61, of Newark, died of cancer on July 11, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

Born in 1948 in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains in Fort Collins, Colo., she was the daughter of the late Frank W. and Gladys Crider Warfield.

She graduated from Fort Collins High School, home of the Mighty Lambkins, and then attended Colorado State University before transferring to the University of Missouri, where she graduated from its School of Journalism and was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, a journalism honor society. She later completed graduate coursework at the University of Delaware. After working as a reporter, Susan served as an editor for several years at the International Reading Association and later was a technical writer for Writers Inc.

An avid reader and lover of music and theatre, she also had a lifelong interest in plants and gardening, and she was adept at needlework, particularly counted cross-stitch. Most recently, she had been learning about stained glass and about jewelry making. Susan held a special place in her heart for all animals, and her home always was a haven for pet dogs and cats, particularly rescued pets.

She is survived by John, her husband of 37 years; her son, Nate, of New York City; her brother, Jack Sohrbeck, and two nieces, Deborah Herrera and Sharon Carr, all of Santa Maria, Calif.; her brother-in-law, C. Trenton Boyd, of Columbia, Mo.; and longtime friend, Eileen Nichols, of Webb City, Mo.

The family expresses its thanks and gratitude to the many family members and friends who offered support during this difficult time, to the doctors and staff at Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants and especially to the compassionate individuals at Delaware Hospice and at the Delaware Hospice Center who cared for Susan during her illness.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 16, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810; or to Tri-State Bird Rescue, 110 Old Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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