Obituary of Susan O’Bryan

Susan E. O’Bryan, age 75, a resident of Uniontown, KS, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott.

She was born July 17, 1942, in Hiawatha, Kansas the daughter of Forest Lydick and wife Mary Beth.  Susan graduated from Hiawatha High School. She received a degree in Home Economics from Kansas State University and went on to receive an English undergraduate and graduate degree from Pittsburg State University.  Susan’s passion was to teach English and shared it with students in the Frontenac, Uniontown, Mound City, and Fort Scott school districts.  Her hobbies included; accomplished seamstress and quilter, UTV trail riding, traveling, reading, outdoor activities, list making and watching hummingbirds from her front porch.  Susan loved spending time with her grandchildren.


Survivors include her three children; Tom O’Bryan and wife Debra, Ann O’Bryan and spouse Todd May, Tim O’Bryan and wife Dianne.  Also surviving are five grandchildren; Lauren, Jake, Kate, Jenna, and Ben. She was preceded in death by her husband Mike O’Bryan and parents.


There was cremation. Private family burial will take place in the Uniontown Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on July 14 at the Empress Event Center in Fort Scott.  Light hors-d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  Memorials are suggested to the Mercy Cancer Center and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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