Sue Ann Doyle, 92, of Washington Court House, Ohio, formerly of New Holland, died Monday, May 8, 2023, at 4:25 p.m. at Adena Fayette Medical Center where she had been a patient since May 2.

Sue was born June 28, 1930, in New Holland, Ohio to Joseph Hill and Ferne Vahnell Porter Gooley.  She was a 1948 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in New Holland before moving to Washington Court House in 2013.

Before her retirement in 2006, she had been a caretaker, for over 20 years, of the camp grounds, picnic areas and Harding Cabin at Deer Creek State Park.

Sue was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church and attended the Crossroads Christian Church.  She was longtime treasurer of the New Holland Alumni Association and had been a member of the ladies auxiliary of ARCH Post #477 of the American Legion in New Holland.  Sue’s greatest pleasure was being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Doyle, on November 13, 1993; two brothers, Joseph P. “Bud” Gooley in 1955, and Norman H. Gooley in 1987; a sister (Carolyn) Kay Baker in 2008, and two sons-in-law, Matt Miller in 2017, and Steve Self in 2020.

Sue is survived by four daughters, Debbie Self, Missy Doyle-Wilkerson, Pam Johnson and her husband, Mark, and Jeannie Schleich and her husband, Dan, all of Washington Court House; 11 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; a great great grandson; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard L. and Olive Gooley, of San Antonio, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Monday, May 15, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the New Holland Cemetery with Rick Garrison officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

There will be no calling hours.


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  • Mike Lavengood says:

    Sue Ann’s granddaughter works for me at ICP, Inc. I was saddened to have Nikki tell me of her passing. But now, I rejoice as I read this very brief story of her life. I share Sue Ann’s “greatest pleasure”, i.e. being with family. And what a family it is!! While feeling the loss cannot be avoided, I pray that the lives and joy and love that this woman brought into the world will diminish those feelings of loss.

    Peace be with you all.