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Susan K. Cooney

Susan K. Cooney “beloved Aunt Sue”

AUSTIN, Pa.---Susan K. “Sue” Cooney, 74, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, September 18, 2021, in UPMC Cole Coudersport.
Born on Sunday, May 11, 1947 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of William U. and Roberta E. Rees Cooney.
Sue was a graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1967.
She loved going 4-wheeling and also loved to drive before health conditions prevented her from doing so. She loved crafting, including latch crafts, and also loved playing cards and her animals. Her greatest love was her family.
Surviving are a sister, Joan (Wesley) Plotts of St. Marys; a nephew-in-law, Terry W. Setzer of Austin, who along with his late wife, Roxy L. Setzer, loved and cared for Aunt Sue for her entire life; many nieces and nephews, including the “five girls”, Michele M. (Joseph) Glover, Billy Sue (Rich) Glover, Toni Lynn (Jason) Fourness, Angie (Dennis) Buck, and Samantha (Ryan) Blaniar; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
In addition to her parents, Sue was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Rees.
In keeping with Sue’s wishes there will be no visitation. Services will be held privately with the family. Burial will be in St. Augustine/St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Austin.
Sue’s family entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Sue, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


Sue was like the sister I didn't have yet when we were young children. She was just about the only playmate I had before entering school. I loved my "buddy" and have dozens of fond memories of all the times we got into mischief together. I would have been lost without her and even though it's been a long time since I have seen Sue — I still feel a deep sense of loss to know she has passed. Rest In Peace my Dear Friend until we can meet again and recall those blessed times together. ♥️

Sharon ( Sherry Kilduff ) Clark Sep 20 2021 3:00 PM

Fly high dear cousin, you were always one of the sweetest people to walk this earth.

Mary Lou Million Werneth Sep 20 2021 8:03 AM