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Susan McCain
  • St. Rita's Hospice
    730 West Market Street
    Lima, OH 45801

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“Sue's smile could light up a room. She was always so positive and full of life. May her kind and beautiful spirit shine on through those who knew and...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa Duran - Temperance, MI

“My dearest friend for 52 years. All the times together and the wonderful long letters we wrote each other when we lived far apart. I'll miss your...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Melinda Yaskoff - The Plains, OH

“Dear John, Kathy and family, As I recall the years you and Susan have been our neighbors, one of the things that has impressed me the most is your...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Mary McPheron - Lima, OH

“I met Susan when she and I both worked at the YWCA. I enjoyed our chats when we crossed paths in the hallways. A most pleasant person always. You...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Juanita Burroker - Lima, OH

“No matter what we were doing, we always had fun. I first met Susan when we were both at the YWCA and our friendship has grown since then. She was a...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Betsy Reed - Egg Harbor Township, NJ

“I was one of Susan's yoga students several years ago, and I was very, very sorry to hear about her illness. My mother told me earlier this evening...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Kich - Lima, OH - Student

“Susan, you started as our yoga teacher and soon became our friend. We feel honored to have known you. Sympathies to John & family. Namaste. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Chuck & Cheryl Casey - New Albany, OH

“As Angels sang that day every sweet refrain of Amazing Grace, Heaven opened the gate and the children came when they saw her face. As happy as they...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Diana Crozier - Ada, OH

“Susan, although I've known you only a few years, it breaks my heart of your passing. Your sense of humor, your kindness, will never be forgotten. You...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Debra Adams - mendon, OH - Friend

“A kind and gentle person we have lost. Susan's smile and laughter could fill a room, now it fills the heavens. I know when I now look at nature your...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Lynda Ketner - Findlay, OH

“We love you and are thankful for the years of blessings you bought to our lives. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Dana McCain - Columbus, OH

“I met SUSAN at a yoga class at UNOH. She was filling in for another teacher and we just clicked. She is the person who helped me find my yoga school...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Amy Urton - Delphos, OH - Friend

“I cried last evening when I read the sad news of Susan's passing yesterday. A good childhood friend of mine passed away from cancer in March. Susan...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Sonnie White - Fairplay, CO

“I have known Susan for several years. She was a very special person and she made a difference in the world. She will be missed. I am saddened...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Dempsey - Lima, OH

“Susan was a one of kind friend! We will miss your loving spirit of adventure and thoughtfulness. Rest in peace, my friend. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: tami forbes - bluffton, OH


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Local health and wellness educator/yoginni Susan McCain went home November 23rd at St. Rita's Hospital Hospice Unit after an extended illness. Mrs. McCain was born in Lima, Ohio on September 21, 1950, the daughter of Herman and Elayne Wheelbarger.

She graduated from Shawnee High School in 1968 and then lived for several years in Florida and Denver. After returning to Ohio she earned an Associate Degree in Fitness from Hocking College, a BA in Recreation Management from Bluffton College and an MA in Integrative Yoga Therapy from Antioch University. She was also a Certified Ayurvedic practitioner and a Reiki Master.

Although she made it look easy, when she worked with her students and clients, her intimate knowledge of anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise physiology, the effect of emotions on the body, personal genetics and the individual's history and current condition went into her teaching and counseling.

Mrs. McCain worked at the Lima YWCA and was Activities Director at the Lima Senior Center. She taught at Bluffton College, the University of Northwestern Ohio and Lima Memorial Hospital as well as teaching variety of special health and wellness classes throughout the Lima area.

A life-long avid collector of antiques and vintage items for pleasure. She made many friends at the Auglaize Antique Mall and Casa Chic in Wapakoneta, Ohio. She was also a creative craftsperson having blessed many people with her handmade greeting cards and extraordinary scrapbooks.

After becoming reacquainted at their 25th high school reunion, in 1993 John and Susan were married by Pastor Gary Hines at the Calvary Temple Assembly of God.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 23 years John McCain, niece Traci Oaks, grand niece Rachael Oaks, grand nephew Ryan Oaks, sister-in-law Kathy McCain, sister-in-law Jayne McCain, brother-in-law Dana (Chris) McCain, sister Lynda Triplett and many, many friends & clients.

Susan lived what she believed. She planted seeds of warmth, faith and compassion in many lives. Her kind-hearted smile, preparation for and engagement in teaching, endless devotion to the health and wellness of her clients, tireless work ethic, dependably faithful commitment to relationships with friends both old and new, and her uniquely contagious sense of humor will be fondly remembered and immeasurably missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Hospice unit at St. Rita's Hospital in Lima.