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Susan Kaye (Morris) Gribben

November 3, 1953 ~ February 18, 2022 (age 68)

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Susan Kaye Gribben, 68 of Ashville, OH and formerly of West End, NC passed away unexpectedly on Fri. February 18, 2022 at Ohio Health Berger in Circleville.  Susan was born on Nov. 3, 1953 in Cadillac, MI to the late John and Lauretta (Metzger) Morris. A graduate of Piqua H.S. in 1971, she continued her education at The Ohio State University class of 1975 and later earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Dayton.  Susan retired from West End Elementary School after teaching for over 30 years. She enjoyed being a member of the Sandhills Buckeye Club, the Senior Enrichment Center, and the OSU Alumni Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Gribben; and her brother, Robert Morris. Susan is survived by her son, Jonathan (Emily) Gribben; grandchildren, Bella, Finnegan, and Maureen all of Ashville; sister Jeri (Frank) Jankovsky; nephews Nathan and Lucas; sister-in-law, Michelle Morris; she also leaves behind numerous family members, friends, and former students.

Susan met Patrick, the love of her life, in Houston, Texas. After their only child Jonathan was born, the family lived in Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina. While Patrick owned and operated restaurants, Susan taught elementary school and the family settled in West End, NC. Susan touched the lives of many people. She shared her passion for learning with thousands of children over the years. Susan was very proud of her husband and son’s military service.  She was a great GiGi to Bella, Finnegan, and Maureen. She recently moved back to Ohio to be closer to her three grandchildren, Jonathan, and Emily. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St. Ashville, OH 43103. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorials to:  Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, 4980 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017 or The Ohio State University Foundation.  Online condolences at

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Celebration of Life
March 5, 2022

4:00 PM
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home
420 Main St. W
Ashville, OH 43103

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