Susan Ebbinghouse Willcox

September 16, 1945 ~ May 29, 2019 (age 73)


Susan Ebbinghouse Willcox, 73, of Sun City West, Arizona, died peacefully in her home on May 29th, 2019. She was born in Wabash Indiana on September 16, 1945 to the late James and Phyllis Ebbinghouse. Sue graduated from Southwood High School in 1964.  Sue married Michael Willcox on September 3, 1966.  They soon settled in Knightstown Indiana where she was a homemaker and master gardener.  Sue took an active leadership role in her community, Home Ec Club, Bible Study Fellowship, and volunteered at her church and school.  She was devoted to providing very healthy food for her family that she raised in her garden and ground wheat for her famous bread.

She is survived by her husband and sons Steven in Goodyear Arizona, James Paul (Amy) in Owensboro Kentucky, and Adam Willcox in Folsom California. Four grandchildren survive: Steven Jr., Alex, Emma, and Abby Willcox.  Sue's sister Ann (Don) Gillespie in Wabash also survives.  

At age 48 Sue returned to college, made the Dean’s List, and received an Associates degree in Nursing from IU East.  She practiced nursing in Greenfield Indiana for 15 years, sharing her compassion and heart with all those around her.  In retirement she enjoyed  interior decorating, making art projects,Community Bible Study, traveling, and volunteering for her church and clubs in Arizona.  Sue relished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Her eager and infectious laugh will be missed by all those who knew her.

A Celebration of Life for Sue Willcox will take place at two locations with receptions to follow:
In Indiana at Wilkinson Church of Christ on September 14th 2019; at 5:00 and Arizona at Sun City West Christian Church on October 19th 2019 at 11:00.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in support of missionary work.  Missions that Sue worked to support are available at

"God is good."

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Celebration of Life
September 14, 2019

5:00 PM
Wilkinson Church of Christ
7293 IN-109
Wilkinson, IN 46186

Celebration of Life
October 19, 2019

11:00 AM
Sun City West Christian Church
20803 N. 151st Ave.
West, AZ 85375

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