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Susan F. Kirkpatrick

May 6, 1938 — January 19, 2023

Susan F. Kirkpatrick

Susan F. Kirkpatrick, West Chester PA, 84 died peacefully at home surrounded by her family.


Sue was predeceased by her beloved husbands, David A. Woodruff and Robert C. Kirkpatrick Jr., her parents Dr. and Mrs. Elwood Fooder, her siblings Eric Fooder and Gail Gerdelmann. She is survived by her children Tom Kirkpatrick (Helene), Tracy Wisniewski (Joe), Bob Kirkpatrick (Karen), Mark Woodruff (Mary Kay), Ted Kirkpatrick (Laura), Andrew Kirkpatrick (Donna); her 12 grandchildren Evan (Colleen), Amy (Fiancé Andrew), Caitlin (John), Dan, Katherine, Lauren, Sean, Quinn, Ryan, Jack, Andrew, Lilly; and her 3 great grandchildren Noah, Rowan, Emma.  She is also survived by her brother-in-law Roland Woodruff.


Sue was raised in Haddonfield, NJ where her father was a veterinarian. After graduating from Haddonfield High School, she went onto Dickinson College where she met her future husband Dave and was a member of Phi Mu sorority. After marrying in 1958, Sue went to University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a BA in Mathematics.  While raising her family in Springfield, PA Sue became a Math teacher at the high school.  After Dave’s passing in 1978, Sue met the second love of her life, Bob Kirkpatrick, chatting at the sideline of their sons’ game. Sue and Bob were married for 38 years, adored by the blended family they so lovingly put together. After retirement, they lived for many years in Pine Knoll Shores NC, wintered in Naples, FL and returned to PA where they settled at Hershey’s Mill in West Chester, PA. After Bob’s passing in 2018, Sue eventually moved to Barclay Friends, also in West Chester.


“Mamie” was a loving grandmother, always enjoying time spent with her family. Bob and Sue were avid travelers in retirement, especially cruises and train journeys. Their many trips encompassed Europe, Latin America including the Panama Canal, the Canadian Rockies, and the western US. They also enjoyed golfing, with Sue being proud of her "Ninettes" trophy.


Sue was a devout United Methodist; with membership at Covenant United in Springfield, First United in Morehead City, and Grove United in West Chester over the years. She was also 50-year member of the philanthropic organization P.E.O. Sue was a fantastic knitter, with her family and many babies being the lucky recipients of her creations. Sewing on her prized Bernina was another favorite pastime, making beautiful dresses, suits, draperies, etc. Her favorite project was her daughter Tracy’s wedding dress, taking over 150 hours of detailed sewing.


Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Service 11:00 AM, Friday, February 3, 2023 at Grove United Methodist Church, 490 Boot Rd, West Chester, PA 19380. Interment is at Edgewood Memorial Park, Glen Mills. 


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Sue's name to the Springfield Area Education Foundation, 200 South Rolling Road, Springfield, PA 19064 or at


Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, February 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Grove United Methodist Church

490 Boot Rd, West Chester, PA 19380

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