Susan Elizabeth (Lira) Vargas

February 23, 1961 - October 20, 2013

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 Information

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.

Donations Information

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Donations Link:

American Diabetes Association


Visitation:  McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

Service:  McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

Susan Elizabeth (Lira) Vargas

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