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Susan Houser

September 30, 1958 — May 8, 2021

Susan Kay (Nelson) Houser, 62 of Ponca City, went to be with her heavenly Father on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Susan was born on September 30, 1958 in Fairfax, Oklahoma to Lewis and Bessie Nelson of Shidler. She was the youngest of six children and attended school in Shidler, Oklahoma. During her time at Shidler, she was very involved in sports and would shine on the basketball court.

Susie began working at the age of 17 at Titus in Ponca City. She spent several years in their employment before moving to Kaw City where she took a job with the school system. As a cook at the school, she became very popular because of her home-made desserts and was recognized each year for her special Thanksgiving dinner that would include the parents and family in the community. After Kaw City School system, Susie spent 22+ years working for the Ponca City post office and during that time met many special people who became her work family and close friends. She had various hobbies and creative projects she enjoyed such as crocheting, quilting and needlepoint and was also an avid reader. One of Susie's quilting projects included two Ponca City Iris Festival t-shirt quilts made for a special friend who also worked at the post office.

Susie is survived by sons John Cole Houser and wife Mandi of Ponca City, Joseph Lee Houser of Ponca City, and their father Phillip Houser. Her pride and joy are grandchildren Emily Faith, Dylan Lewis, Bretyn Allen, Johnny Cole, Christopher Anthony, and Elliott Cain, all of Ponca City. Time spent with grandchildren and family was most important to her. She is also survived by brothers Pat Nelson and wife Debbie of Emory Texas and Mike Nelson and wife Maureen of Lindsay Oklahoma, sisters Judy (Nelson) Heath and husband Jim of Grainola, Mary Jo (Nelson) Lee and husband Charles of Ponca City and Lea Nelson of Shidler and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Grace Memorial Chapel on Thursday, May 20th at 1:00 PM with Pastor Tom Howard presiding. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make donations to the American Heart Association.

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