Susan Elizabeth (Lira) Vargas, 52, of Pana, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born February 23, 1961 in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of John & Martha Bell Lira. She had lived in Gary, Indiana before moving to Pana. She enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling. Susan was also a very outgoing person.
She married Juan John Vargas in 1979 in Gary, IN. He preceded her in death.
Susan is survived by her children: Isaac Juan Vargas, Chicago, IL; Eric Vargas & wife Stephanie, Ramsey, IL; Nina Vits, St. Louis, MO; Julie Woods & husband Andrew, Pana, IL; Juanita Vargas & special friend Brylan Speer, Pana, IL; Martha Vargas & special friend Danny Anderson, Pana, IL; Paul Speer & wife Amanda, Decatur, IL; and Alana Sky Battaile & husband Patrick, Alderson, WV; 19 grandchildren; brothers & sisters: Johnny Lira, Diane Paul, Brenda Bruns, & Peter Lira; and her companion: Ruth J. Ashley, Pana, IL. She was preceded by her parents & brother: David Lira.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dale Sims officiating. Burial will be in Twin Pines Cemetery, Pana. Friends may call on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until service time in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.