Susan “Susie” Marie Springhorn Lucas

Bartholomew County

Susan “Susie” Marie Springhorn Lucas passed away peacefully at the home of her sister and brother-in-law in Columbus, Indiana on January 23, 2023, following a long, hard-fought battle with lung cancer. She was born on September 27, 1956, the daughter of Dr. Ralph Springhorn and Dorothy Jude Springhorn in Columbus, Indiana. Susan made Columbus her home all of her life, most recently at Hawpatch Drive with her best friends Larry and Sage, her cats.

Susan is survived by her son, John E. Armentrout (Natalie) of Edinburgh, IN ; her grandsons, Jake Armentrout, Riley Zeigler, and Emerson Zeigler; Her granddaughters, Sierra Armentrout Baker (Mason), Kassi Zeigler, and Keira Zeigler. She is also survived by great grandchildren Annie Baker and Zachary Zeigler. Her wit and humor will be missed by her surviving siblings Chuck Springhorn (Joyce), Dori Clapp (Bob), Fran Kissel (Tim), all of Columbus and Rita Wooten (Gary) of Indianaplois. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Chuck E. Springhorn and Becky Springhorn, Matt Hall and Jason Hall, Michael A. Lucas (Bethany), T.J. Travelbee (Yvonne) and Katie Springhorn Thomas(Michael) and Carly Bobek Wareyko (Frank, Jr.). Two of her great-nieces, Leslee and Kayci Clapp thought of Susie as their “Bonus Grandma” and will be missing her immensely.

Susie was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Michael E. Lucas, her parents, her brother, Dr. Ed Springhorn, a nephew, Jeff Springhorn and her grandparents.

Susie was a 1974 graduate of Columbus North High School. She received her certification as a Medical Assistant from Ivy Tech Community College. In past years she worked in the office of Columbus Internal Medicine, The Columbus Regional Hospital Pain Clinic, the office of Drs. David and Charlie Rau and in the Springhorn Chiropractic Office.

For a number of years, while she was still physically able, she really enjoyed decorating her house and yard for about any holiday. She was especially motivated if her decorations included Minions characters, which she adored.

Susie’s family wants to thank the Our Hospice of Southern Indiana Home Nurses and Health Aids for their help in keeping her comfortable these last weeks.

In keeping with her wishes, Susie was cremated and there will be a Celebration of Life for her later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, interested donors could contribute in Susie’s name to the Litter Box Kitty Rescue non-profit or the Bartholomew County Humane Society. Both were near to her heart as a lover of animals.