DR. SUSAN A. MINCHIN was born on September 17, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dr. Dallas O. Minchin and Patricia (Stephenson) Minchin. Susan graduated from Oregon State University, enrolled in the University of Iowa: College of Medicine, graduating with both a PhD in Immunology and MD degree, and was board-certified in Geriatric and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Susan Minchin accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience at Washington University, St. Louis and a Clinical Fellowship at Saint Louis University. She was Chief Resident at Barnes Hospital and Washington University: Departments of Psychiatry, recipient of the Dista Fellowship Award, National Institutes of Health Scholarship (Medical Scientist Training Program) and member of Phi Lambda Upsilon. Dr. Susan Minchin was licensed to practice medicine in both Missouri and Illinois where she practiced for 29 years. While in St. Louis, Susan met Sean Monroe. They were married on August 5, 2000.
With Susan's many accomplishments, what made her special was her relationship with other people. Her knowledge, work ethic, and integrity made her respected among her patients, as well as her peers: it was her genuine compassion and caring that made her truly loved by both groups. She treated everyone as she wanted to be treated.
Susan was born into a family that loved to travel. Growing up, she visited Mexico, Jamaica and from Cape Canaveral watched NASA 1aunch Apollo 13. As an adult, Susan travelled to Thailand, France and Israel and as often as possible to Ft. Meyer Florida - Sanibel Island. It is here in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico that Susan dropped her cell phone and in true form, commandeered her mother's phone to keep in contact with her patients and colleagues integral to their care.
Susan enjoyed cooking, baking and playing musical instruments; piano, harp and electronic keyboard. She had a special love of animals, leaving 2 cats that will miss her greatly. Most of all, Susan loved and adored her step children, nieces and great nephew.
Dr. Susan A. Minchin was preceded in death by her father, Dallas 0. Minchin, MD and sister, Melissa Stacchini. Susan leaves to cherish her memories; husband, Sean Monroe; her mother, Patricia S. Minchin; brothers-in-law, JB Stacchini and William Monroe; sister, Alessandra Petersen (Kenneth). Carrying on her legacy are her 2 step children, Alexandria Monroe and Sean Monroe, Jr., along with nieces, Claudia (Stacchini) Campbell, Pauline Stacchini, Zoe Petersen, Olivia Petersen and great nephew, Jayden Campbell.