Susan M. Nellenback

August 30, 1967 to April 9, 2013

Town of Leyden -Susan M. Nellenback, 45, of State Route 12 passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 9, 2013.

Susan was born at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville on August 30, 1967, a daughter of Robert and Betty Hance Nellenbach. She grew up on lower Schuyler Street in Boonville and attended Adirondack Central Schools. She worked at the Rite Aid Distribution Center, Rome as a forklift operator for several years. Susan enjoyed driving the forklift at work and took great pride in spending time with her grandchildren. She loved music, but not country music.

Surviving are her companion, William Ritter, Town of Leyden; the father of her children, Jody A. Kirk Sr.; two sons, Jody A. Jr. and Brittney Kirk, Lyons Falls, Jerry A. Kirk and Brianna Ciancetta, Port Leyden; a daughter, Nicole and Nicholas Austin, Greig; her parents, Robert Nellenbach, Boonville and Betty Nellenbach, Boonville; two brothers, Bill and Audna Nellenbach, Boonville and Rick and Tracy Nellenbach, West Leyden; one sister, Debbie and Gary Mayer, Boonville; four grandchildren, Brent Kirk, Abigail and Justine Austin and Jaden Kirk; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Susan was predeceased by grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Nellenbach and William and Ida Hance.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service. A burial will be held at the Boonville Cemetery later in the spring. Contributions can be made to either the Port Leyden or Lyons Falls Ambulance.

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