Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home

201 25th Ave North, Nashville, TN


Susan M. Mogan

July 10, 1956January 9, 2020

Susan Marie Mogan, age 63, passed away at her residence in Nashville on January 9, 2020. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia at Grady Hospital on July 10, 1956, but was a life-long Nashvillian. She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Mogan, Sr., MD, and her mother, Patricia O’Mara Hightower, and by her brother Thomas Mogan, Jr. She is survived by her husband Paul W. Ragan, MD, and her daughters Chelsea Eason Stabler (Garret), Shannon Eason Cordell (Phillip) and Valerie Eason Rachal (Eddie), and stepdaughter Daniela Ragan, and the grandchildren to whom she was devoted and who she adored, Callan, Holland (Daisy), Eason, Rilo Rose, with baby boy Rachal on the way. She is survived by her sisters Paddy and Melissa Mogan, her brothers Kevin and Joseph (Joey) Mogan, sister-in-law Julie Mogan Todd (Dan) and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Susan never met a stranger and touched many lives through her various activities including yoga, body-pump at the YMCA, 1974 Girls Night Out Group, and most recently her 38th Avenue Group. She was very active in her grandchildren’s lives, attending soccer games, school events, and weekly babysitting.

Susan graduated from St. Bernard Academy in 1974, and from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1978) majoring in English. After giving birth to her three beautiful daughters, whom she raised, and as a self-made woman, she obtained a Nursing Degree from Aquinas College (ASN). She worked on 9 North, Trauma, and the MICU at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Susan was the research coordinator for Art Wheeler, MD in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, a position she held until her untimely illness in March 2019. During this time, with her father’s encouragement, she obtained a Master’s Degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and obtained her nurse practitioner’s license.

Visitation with the family will be on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home, 201 25th Avenue North, Nashville. Funeral Services will be on Monday, January 13 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 2015 West End Avenue, with reception to follow. Many thanks to her caretaker Ruby Smith. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, www.sbtf.org. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs site.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020


Susan M. Mogan

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Ellen Clark

January 13, 2020

Dear Paul,
My heart breaks for you and Susan's children, grandchildren and extended family. She was a beautiful soul taken way too soon. I know the days, weeks, and months ahead will be difficult. Know you and they will be in my thoughts and my hope is that you can find support and encouragement from each other united in the love you all shared for Susan. Sincerely, Ellen Clark

Nancy Lewis

January 13, 2020

Shannon and Phillip, you are in my thoughts Sending love and measures of comfort.

Gloria Squitiro

January 12, 2020

To my sweet, fun, passionate, open, gorgeous friend. I can still say that even though it's been 30 years since I lived in Nashville. I can also say that our friendship helped make raising my first baby SO much easier and fun. The talks. The walks. The complaining about our husbands. It was all so fabulous.

I pray that your husband and babies carry on as best they can walking this earth without you. And knowing you, you prepared them on how to do that.

Wishing you the time of your life in your current home.

Until we all meet again, I love and adore you always. xoxoxo. Gloria

John Bozeman

January 12, 2020

Susan was a part of our family for many years. She was a remarkable woman that touched many lives, including ours. Much love to her family and friends.
The Bozeman Family

Ruby Smith

January 11, 2020

My sweet Susan...
Although my time was short knowing you, I must say it was an honor to be in your company and care for you during a difficult time. In 6 short months I grew to love you dearly as I can honestly say I have met one of the bravest and sweet souls I know. Never complained about anything, always agreeable and sweet ... a rare find in such a trying time . My heart is heavy that you have parted this earthly life and we won’t spend any more time together, but joyous that there will be no more sickness and you will be healed where you are now. Until we meet again, sweet girl😘