Susan Williams


OTTAWA -- Susan J. Williams, 52, of Ottawa, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center, Glandorf. She was born June 4, 1961, in Lima to the late Willard B. and Goldie M. (Marks) Williams.

She is survived by her son, Sam Williams of Ottawa; a brother, Donald M. (Tina) Williams of Columbus Grove; and two sisters, her twin, Sarah A. Williams of Reynoldsburg, and Rebecca L. Williams of Columbus Grove.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Rachel Williams.

Susan worked for 28 years as a Putnam County dispatcher and was a member of the Ottawa-Glandorf EMS for 33 years. She also worked for ADA Security, Brooklyn, Mich. She was a member of St. John United Methodist Church, Columbus Grove where she was a lay speaker. She was a 1979 graduate of Columbus Grove High School. She received her associate's degree from Lima Technical College in both law enforcement and paramedic science. She was a paramedic with the Ottawa-Glandorf EMS, Putnam County Office of Public Safety and Perry Township Fire Department. She was a member of Allen County Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team, National Emergency Numbering Association, Ohio Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, and Putnam County Peace Officers. She was the treasurer for the Ottawa EMS. She was a member of both the Ottawa and Delphos Eagles Aeries. She enjoyed NASCAR racing, especially Dale Jarrett, and Ohio State football.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at St. John United Methodist Church, Columbus Grove, with Pastor Gary Ginter officiating. Burial will follow in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove, where there will be a service by the Putnam County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ottawa EMS, St. John United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed at

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