DURHAM- Mrs. Susan Jane McKown, 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior and her loving husband, Dick, on Monday, February 3, 2020.
Mrs. McKown was born on September 6, 1944 to Robert and Effie “Jane” Goble in Abilene, Texas. She graduated from Kansas State with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She worked for over 10 years at Westminster Preschool and later worked for Trinity School from which she retired after 15 years. After retiring, Susan often worked as a substitute teacher. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd for over 30 years. She was passionately engaged in the Global Outreach Team and taught ESL as well as Sunday School for many years. Susan was very active with the Gideons, Abundant Joy and in GriefShare. She enjoyed watching cooking and home renovation shows as well as sports, especially Duke Basketball. Susan loved reading and writing in her journal, she especially enjoyed writing and sending cards to those closest to her. Susan was a woman of prayer who had a great sense of humor and whose generosity helped many people throughout the years. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend, who will be deeply missed.
Mrs. McKown was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Effie “Jane” Goble, and her husband, Richard “Dick” McKown. She is survived by her son, James McKown (Tiffany) of Greeneville, TN; daughter, Tracy Padgett (Joel) of Charlotte, NC, Sarah McWhorter (Paul) of Somerville, MA; brother, Rob Goble (Kristi) of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Kathy Duvenci of Kansas City, MO, and Rebecca Switzer (Allen); grandchildren, Jonas Padgett, Jace Padgett, Jake Padgett, Risa McWhorter, and Ellie McWhorter; and numerous other loving family members.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3741 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707. Officiating will be Reverend Chris Garrett.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gideons International at P.O. Box 97251 Washington, DC 20090-7251.