Obituary for Suzanne M (Gatewood) Zupancic

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Suzanne M (Gatewood) Zupancic

July 8, 1953 - December 26, 2015

Suzanne M. (Gatewood) Zupancic, age 62, passed away Saturday afternoon, December 26, 2015 at the IU Health Morgan Hospital in Martinsville. She was a resident of Morgantown.

Suzanne was born in Beech Grove on July 8, 1953, to her parents, the late Charles E. and Margaret H. (Wagner) Gatewood. She was a 1971 graduate of Brown County High School and went on to attend Ball State University. Suzanne married Charles E. "Charlie" Zupancic on May 4, 1973 in Franklin. He survives after 42 loving years of marriage.

She was a homemaker/farm wife who was a 40 year member of the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Martinsville and a former Camp Counselor at CYO Camp Ranch Framasa in Nashville. Suzanne loved spoiling her grandchildren and taking Sunday drives in her convertible with her husband. She will be remembered for her exceptional baking, especially her fudge, coconut macaroon pie and blackberry cobbler. Suzanne was a fan of the Duke University Men's Basketball team, enjoyed traveling and visiting lighthouses. She was a strong supporter of the Democratic Party.

Suzanne is survived by her husband, Charlie; children, Libby Zupancic of Delphi, Laurie (Kyle) Linback of Brookston, Wade Zupancic and Craig Zupancic both of Morgantown; siblings, John A. (Debbie) Gatewood of Nashville and Charles E. Gatewood of Brown County; grandchildren, Hannah and Abbie Napier of Brookston, Lakin and Maeve Wakeman of Delphi, Hillary and Natalie Zupancic of Morgantown; and several others children that called her Grammy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Father John Hall at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1709 E. Harrison Street in Martinsville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Burial will be at St. Martin of Tours Cemetery in Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Suzanne to the Morgan County Humane Society, 690 W. Mitchell Ave., Martinsville, IN 46151.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Zupancic family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: July 8, 1953
Died: December 26, 2015

Condolences for Suzanne Zupancic

Patty and Ted Parker posted on 1/1/00

Charlie and family. We will be thinking of you during these difficult times. Hold onto those wonderful memories.


Daniel Heneghan posted on 1/1/00

Charley and family. Sorry for your loss. Words cannot ease the pain. It is hard, but she would want you to march on. Day at a time. If I can help,call. Danny


Kimberly (Neal) DeSouza posted on 1/1/00

We are very saddened to hear of Suzanne's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers and hope you find some comfort in knowing she brought so many smiles to so many folks! With sympathy, Kimberly, Duane & Ezrah


Arleen Krebs posted on 1/1/00

Thoughts and prayers go out to cousin Charlie and his family. Shared many recipes and cookbooks with Suzanne and she was indeed a great baker. She will be missed by many. R.I.P. Arleen & Ray


Ken and Sarah Barker posted on 1/1/00

We were greatly saddened by the news of sweet Suzanne's untimely death. Neither of us can think of a single time she didn't greet us with a smile and a bit of lively conversation. She was a good hearted, kind, upbeat person sowing seeds of happiness wherever she went. She was proud of her children and very supportive of them during their school years. Our kids were their classmates so our paths as parents would cross often. I hope when she drew her last breath she knew how much she was loved by all who knew her and whose lives were touched by her. Our condolences to all the Zupancic family. Sarah and Ken Barker


Morgan County Fair Board posted on 1/1/00

On behalf of the Morgan County Fair Board we would like to extend our condolences to Craig and the entire family during this time of loss.


Roger Ford posted on 1/1/00

I am sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts to cousin Charles and family. Suzanne will be greatly missed. cousin Roger Ford


Bud and Crissy Ponto posted on 1/1/00

Zupancic family you are in our thoughts and prayers. I can not imagine how hard this is for you all. Suzanne always had a smile and a kind word for both myself and Crissy any time we seen her. She was always so welcoming when we came around. She will certainly be missed by many. Peace be with you!


Patty And Andy Ruddick posted on 1/1/00

We are so sorry for you lost You will be in our Prayers


Karen Smith posted on 1/1/00

Dearest Zupancic Family: I was your neighbor for ten years until 1988 when Bill and Monica purchased my farm neighboring John and Marie. I learned to love the entire Zupancic family and still do. I am terribly shocked and saddened to learn of Suzanne's passing. While I have lost close contact with your lives, I nevertheless hurt when you hurt. May God very soon bring all of you lighter hearts and brighter days. I know your strong faith will bring that wish to fruition. Karen and Sarah Smith


MICHAEL ODELL posted on 1/1/00

Our deepest sympathy to Charlie and all the family.


Shanan Dow posted on 1/1/00

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.


Janet Vanzant posted on 1/1/00

I'm so sorry, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Janet


Bob Kaylor posted on 1/1/00

Charlie and Family so sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you all.


Gary and Brenda Hadler posted on 1/1/00

Sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers your way,


Brenda Wilson sisson posted on 1/1/00

Charlie and Children and all who loved Suzanne. I've been gone from the Mahalasville Road extended family for 54 years, but I still remember what hard working, God-fearing people the Zupancic Family were. Last year Charlie and Suzanne opened up their hearts, and barn so all who lived up and down Mahalasville Road could re-unite and come home one more time. I will treasure those memories. God Bless you all. Heaven just became a little sweeter, and our world was a lot nicer because Suzanne was in in.