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Suzanne Phyllis Corliss

September 23, 1936 — November 19, 2020

Suzanne Phyllis Corliss, age 84 of Ypsilanti passed away on November 19, 2020.

Suzanne was born on September 23, 1936 in Highland Park, Michigan to her parents, the late Wilbur K. and Helen (née Irving) Yearsley. She is the beloved and devoted wife of the late Robert L. Corliss; loving mother of four children – Michael Robert (Lynne Fullarton) Corliss, David John (Crystal) Corliss and Laura (Darrin) Blue and the late Paula Wandzilak; proud grandmother of Nicole (Ken) Ennis, the late Chelsea Wandzilak, Benjamin Wandzilak, Eric (Samantha) Corliss, Nathan (Robyn) Corliss, Lindsey Corliss, Daniel Corliss, Ekaterina (Will Rheaume) Corliss and Jason Guiles; great-grandmother of Patrick Corliss, Felicia Ennis, Jacob Guiles, Arianna Corliss and A. J. Corliss. She was pre-deceased by her sister, the late Joanne Zorack.

Suzanne had resided in Plymouth, Michigan from 1966 to 1983. In 1985, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia and held a very rewarding position as a History Professor at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta. She helped students gain an appreciation for history with her high level of knowledge and enthusiasm as a Civil War Historian. Suzanne remained in Georgia until moving back to Michigan in 2011. She was an active member of the Newburg United Methodist Church of Livonia. Suzanne also was a Nanny to several families. She was a dependable and warm caregiver who adored all of the children in her care. Her experiences as a Nanny provided many lasting relationships with the children in her care and, she delighted in watching them grow and change throughout the years.

Friends may visit the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

As of November 18, 2020, we are permitted to have no more than 25 people in attendance for visitations and funerals. Please be advised that in observance of the Governmental Order from the State of Michigan and the current COVID-19 situation, when in attendance at the visitation and funeral service, we kindly ask for the safety and well-being of the families we serve, and for your health, that everyone practice social distancing and consideration for other guests in attendance. Masks are mandatory. Please refrain from handshaking and embracing family members and one another.

Those who wish to honor the memory of Suzanne Phyllis Corliss are invited to consider a contribution to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108. Contribution envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Suzanne Phyllis Corliss, please visit our flower store.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Schrader-Howell Funeral Home

280 S. Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170

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