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.