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Susan (Abbott) Jarboe

June 4, 1946 ~ June 22, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Susan A. Jarboe, 77, passed away on June 22, 2023, at her home in Tell City, Indiana.

Susan was born on June 4, 1946, in Reynolds Station, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Everett and Suella (Harrison) Abbott. Susan was united in marriage on May 27, 1967, to Robert John Jarboe. She graduated from Fordsville High School. Susan retired from Perry County Memorial Hospital after 40 years of service. She then took on the roll as Supervisor and Master Seam Ripper at Becky's Basement Quilting Group.

Susan first and foremost loved spending time with her family. She loved to hear the chatter of a loud home; this is when she felt the most complete. She enjoyed flowers, playing the piano at Deer Creek Church and volunteering as a funeral meal organizer. This was actually a gift to the families as she was an amazing cook and has probably fed over half of Perry County at one time or another. Susan could always be found making new friends everywhere she went. She was a member of the Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Susan was passionate about her most prized possessions, her grandchildren. If she wasn't busy with the grand kids, she enjoyed ripping stitches with her quilting club.

Survivors include her three children, John Jarboe (Stacey) of rural Tell City, Missi Rowe (Marcus) of Nashville, Zach Jarboe (Tracy) of rural Tell City; seven grandchildren, John Robert Jarboe, Liv Williams, Sam and Sophia Rowe, Jaylyn, Kaydyn, and Brooklyn Jarboe; one great-grandchild, Reyna; brothers, Jim Abbott (Elizabeth) of Pensacola, FL, Tom Abbott (Helen) of Reynolds Station; sister, Jennifer Northern of Owensboro; four sisters-in-law, Rose Braun, Connie Hoffman, Linda Kramer (Keith), Kathy Epple; brother-in-law, Ronnie Boehman; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Everett and Suella Abbott; her husband of 51 years, Robert “Bob” Jarboe; in-laws, Robert and Mary Jarboe; sister, Jane Abbott; sister-in-law, Wilma Boehman; brothers-in-law, Greg Epple, Don Braun, and Dennis Hoffman; daughter-in-law, Karen Jarboe; niece, Sherri Braun; and nephew Nick Philipps.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at Deer Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be at Deer Creek Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.


Visitation will be from 2 pm - 8 pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, and from 9 am– 10:30 am, on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Becky's Basement Quilting Group: c/o Bev Keller PO BOX 271, Tell City, IN 47586.

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June 27, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10th Street
Tell City, IN 47586

June 28, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10th Street
Tell City, IN 47586

Funeral Service
June 28, 2023

11:00 AM
Deer Creek Baptist Church


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