2023ObituariesSuzanne McNeilly Ishler

March 2, 2023by SealeUser4

Suzanne McNeilly Ishler, 81, passed away peacefully with her husband (Dr. Harold Ishler, Jr.) at her side Wed., March 1, 2023 at home in Denham Springs, LA. 

Suzanne was a nurse who served alongside her husband in his private practice as a Family Physician in Clearwater, FL for 20 yrs.  Suzanne also served at-risk children as a Board Member of Family Service Centers in Clearwater, FL which provided resources and safe housing for parents with children escaping domestic violence.  Suzanne was a volunteer instructor with the American Red Cross, the Girl Scouts of Tampa Bay and the Boy Scouts of Tampa Bay. After moving to Baton Rouge in 1990, Suzanne began volunteering with Ochsner Medical Center’s physicians’ wives’ Hospitality Club; she later joined Beta Sigma Phi, (Chapter: Torchbearer Beta – TO262) an international service sorority. 

Suzanne is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dr. Harold L. Ishler, Jr., and their two children Stephanie Smith (Scott) and Stephen Ishler.  She is also survived by her grandchildren: Kristyn McNally (Kyle; children: Andrea, Luke, Riley), Shannon Jones, Danielle Smith, and Ada Ishler (Lana and Wayne Register).

A memorial service will be held Sat., March 4, 2023 at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs for local friends and family (11am-1pm viewing; service at 1pm).  In lieu of flowers, please donate in Suzanne’s honor to organizations that were meaningful to her: Beta Sigma Phi – Torchbearer Beta TO262 (www.betasigmaphi.org), St. Matthew’s House (www.stmatthewshouse.org) , Shriner’s Hospital for Children (https://donate.lovetherescue.org).




  • David F Kern

    June 30, 2023 at 12:59 am

    Skip, I just saw Suzanne’s obituary.. may I extend my sincere condolences to you and your Family. I have sorely missed you since you left Clearwater. My heart aches for you. My Wife, Patsy died January 12, 2023.
    I hope you will remember me and write me when you have a free moment.
    Most sincerely,


  • Michael Morgan

    March 8, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Suzanne. She led a quietly inspirational life for all who knew her. My wife was always grateful for the time she gave to the Ochsner’s Wives’ club as this helped my wife become incorporated into Baton Rouge. I was honored to know her and offer my prayers and sympathy to you and your family. I know she will be sorely missed.
    Michael Morgan


  • Rebecca

    March 5, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    Suzanne (and Skip)were our good neighbors for many years when we first moved to Baton Rouge. Instrumental in helping us adapt to coworkers and friends. She had a sweet and caring children and grandchildren. ..and a cute little collie (Iggy). Will always be grateful for her kindness and welcoming nature.

    Bruce and Rebecca Cleland


  • Beth Scardina

    March 4, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Suzanne was a wonderful person and a good nurse. I knew her when she was a member of my beta sigma phi chapter. I know she assisted her husband in his practice. She will be missed by her family and beta sigma phi sisters, and especially by her husband. My prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely Beth Scardina


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