GREENWICH, Conn. — Susannah Evelyn McLarnan died on May 5, 2008, at The Nathaniel Witherell nursing home in Greenwich, Conn., where she had resided since 1999. She was 98 years old.
She was born in Danville, Ohio, on Oct. 7, 1909, to George and Nancy Ferenbaugh. Susannah was a graduate of Bliss Business College in Columbus. During World War II she worked in a defense plant in Mansfield while her husband, Percy McLarnan, served in the 13th Armored Division, U.S. Army, in Europe. He preceded her in death in 1987 in Tucson, Ariz.
Following the war, she and her family lived on a farm near Lexington for 13 years, then moved to Tucson. She shared many happy memories of her farm life with staff and friends at Nathaniel Witherell. When she moved to Greenwich to live near her daughter and grandson in 1994, she resided at the Merry-Go-Round Mews, an assisted living facility, where she enjoyed participating in the Poetry Club and its productions. She loved music, literature and poetry often reciting from memory lengthy excerpts from Shelley, Burns and Shakespeare until the last month of her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy McLarnan of Greenwich; and grandson, Erik Hedling of Stamford, Conn. She also leaves devoted nieces and nephews in Ohio, Joanne Carrier, Carol Secrist, William Jennings, Jack Jennings and Marilu Meier.
She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Jennings of Mansfield; and her brothers, Joseph and Gus Ferenbaugh of Mount Vernon.
A celebration of Susannah’s life will take place at a later date. Interment will be at the Workman Cemetery in Danville, Ohio.