Susan Kay McMillen

June 30, 2022

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Susan Kay McMillen was born November 21, 1950, in Des Moines, Iowa to Oscar and Jenny Kinney. She graduated from Lincoln High School and went on to earn her associate’s degree from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. She has been working for the City of Pleasant Hill as a Librarian for the past 31 years.

Susan passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home with her family by her side in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the age of 71 due to ovarian cancer.

She will be remembered for her love of gardening, photography, and travel, especially to Ireland and England. Susan was an animal lover and had many pets over the years that held a special place in her heart, most recently her beloved dog, Harley. She was a faithful member of Fort Des Moines Church of Christ in Des Moines.

Susan’s memory will be cherished by her loving husband of 46 years, Dale; her daughters, Melissa (Nathan) Shanks and Lindsay (Erik) Conlan; her grandchildren, Kira, Triniti, and D. J. Conlan; her brothers, Larry (Janice) Kinney and Jim Kinney; and a host of nieces, nephews, other extended family, and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Jenny Lou Kinney.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2022 at Fort Des Moines Church of Christ, 244 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, and will be followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Agape Pregnancy Center, 2550 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50310.

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