OBITUARY

Susan Stone Lewis

21 September, 19405 February, 2021
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Susan Stone Lewis

80, of Indianapolis, passed away unexpectedly on February 5, 2021.  She was born in Evansville, Indiana to William and Charlotte (Bromm) Stone. She attended Bosse High School in Evansville and graduated from Indiana University where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority.

Susan spent her early adult days as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher but is known more for her servant heart and philanthropic endeavors, too countless to list. Susan was a member of the Junior League of Indianapolis, serving as President in 1978-79. She was passionate about her 40+ years of service to Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center through Mu Alpha Latreian and humbly accepted the “Help & Hope” volunteer of the year award in 2013. She was a selfless soul who would drop everything to help a friend in need.

Above all else, Susan cherished her role as a mother and grandmother. Nothing brought her more happiness than spending time with family. She never missed a sporting event, performance, or activity. She leaves behind her daughter, Ann Kellison (Eric) and their children Jack, Will and Lucy, her son, Billy Lewis (Casey) and their children Sam and Jake, and her beloved rescue dog, Oreo.

Susan was, without a doubt, a friend and volunteer extraordinaire. The depth of her heart and soul will remain an example.  She was kind, compassionate, generous, clever, and a wicked problem solver for everyone. She was a firm believer that a sense of humor will overcome all obstacles. Susan was an avid IU Basketball fan, lover of animals, collector of creative, humorous sayings, an over-user of emojis and never turned down a social opportunity. Her wonderful spirit is a gift left behind and a legacy to be carried on by all who loved her. She will be greatly missed.

A private memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, February 15, 2021 and livestreamed for all at Leppert Nora Chapel’s website. To join our livestream, please visit Susan's tribute page at 12:45 pm at www.leppertmortuary.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center in Susan Lewis’ honor - https://www.maryrigg.org/make-a-donation/.

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Michael and Ellen Clippinger

21 February 2021

Ellen and I were stunned this morning to read in the newspaper of Susan’s death. Although we were not close in recent years, we were both Susan’s friends during our years at Bosse High School.
At reunions and in a number of chance meetings in Indianapolis over the years, we immediately felt again her warmth and positivity. We would catch up with each others’ lives and growing families.
We are both immensely saddened by her death and offer her family our condolences in this time of profound loss.

Barb Coots Campbell

21 February 2021

Billy and Ann,
So very sorry to hear about your mom. It’s hard for me to say Susan as she was always Mrs. Lewis even though she was one of the parents that would say ‘call me Susan’ even when we were youngsters. But Susan always made me feel like I was in on something. Whatever it was. As a kid that is a strong memory! Her mischievous smile and twinkly eyes were the best!
Big hugs to you both and your families during this difficult time
Barb (Coots) Campbell

Treva Burgess

18 February 2021

I had the honor of working with Susan during my 8+ year tenure at Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center. Susan and a couple other Latreian ladies were a huge support for me not just in my professional life, but in my personal life as well when my son was born under trying circumstances. To say she will be missed is an understatement, but she has left an indelible mark and legacy at Mary Rigg and with her friends and family and will certainly be remembered fondly.

I miss you already, Susan.

Becky Gatman

15 February 2021

Susan's dedication to Mary Rigg was unending...spoke volumes about Susan's character.

Becky Gatman

15 February 2021

And I always looked forward to bidding on (and winning) her pecans at the Mary Right auction in December...they were the best!!

Becky Gatman

15 February 2021

Susan was one of the kindest and most optimistic and positive people (especially about IU Basketball!🙂) I have known. One of my favorite memories is Sugar, Susan, and I driving to Atlanta, GA (and meeting my sister who flew in from Texas) to watch IU play in the NCAA Championship game against Maryland....2002 (?). We had the big idea on Saturday after we won that Final Four game to leave and start driving to Atlanta on Sunday. We found rooms at the hotel in downtown Atlanta that was IU headquarters, and our seats were a few rows behind Clark Kellogg's and Bryant Gumbel's broadcast "table."
It was a spur-of-the-moment trip...we had to talk Susan into going...we loved every minute of it...except for the outcome of the game!!
Billy and Ann, your mother was a truly wonderful person. She touched so many people and friends, and she leaves a wonderful legacy behind in you two and your families.

Jan Geddes

15 February 2021

My path crossed with Susan’s with our kids at North Central. Next Indianapolis Great Banquet, and finally she lived down the street from me. She was truly an amazing woman.. everyone enjoyed being around her.

Karen Cosgrove

15 February 2021

Just adored your mother she was sunshine and fireworks and home cooking and the comedy channel all in one. Never a dull moment. Your speeches were beautiful. May you have beautiful stories that make you laugh out loud in your memories of her. One of my favorite (recurring) memories was her pulling up in the red beretta to our house. Which of course she had Nick-named. Not appropriate here. And of course all the creative pet names. Like Frank (the wiener dog) and Beans. Love you all. Karen Mike kathryn Matt and Meg cosgrove

Marjo Biddinger

15 February 2021

I just finished watching the touching and personal service just now
Wish I could tell you in person what a true friend your mom was to me
We will sorely miss her but her memory will live on in us, each in a special Susan way
Love to all of you. Carry on her example! Love,Marjo

Helene Cross

15 February 2021

Knowing Susan was understanding goodness. She was a kind, compassionate woman, a leader in our community and a wonderful Clearwater Cove neighborhood. She is unforgettable. Sending prayers for comfort and peace to her family.

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