Suzanne Keogh, a devoted wife, loving mother, and accomplished Nurse Practitioner, who dedicated her life to improving healthcare for all people, went home to the Lord on June 12, 2023. She was born on December 26, 1955, in Greenwood, South Carolina to Dewey Harvard Vollrath, Sr. and Ella Virginia Gardner Vollrath.
Suzanne earned her associate degree in nursing from the University of North Georgia and later completed her bachelor’s degree in 1981, followed by her master’s degree in nursing from Clemson University in 1988. Later, she went on to achieve her Family Nurse Practitioner degree, also from Clemson, in 1996. With this extensive education, she had a diversified career in medicine, ranging from infection control at Lila Doyle Nursing Facility to being a Clinical Specialist at AnMed, as well as working with the VA Clinic in Anderson and Pediatrics with Dr. Bill Lee in Seneca. She ultimately finishe
Her unwavering faith informed many aspects of her life. She was a devoted member of the adult choir, praise band, and bell choir at the University Lutheran Church. Suzanne’s artistic flair was an expression of spiritual richness that she crafted through the medium of songs and painting.
Suzanne transitioned from her earthly journey on Monday at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, South Carolina surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by Jim Keogh (husband), Kate Keogh (daughter), and many friends and family members whose lives she invariably touched.
Her nurturing demeanor allowed her the compassion and grace necessary to empower people to live a healthier lifestyle. Suzanne was a force and lived with zest and vigor— caring for others was her passion, and her contributions to the nursing profession will persevere.
The visitation will take place at Duckett-Robinson Funeral home, located at 108 Cross Creek Road, Central, SC on June 16th between 6-7:30 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service on June 17th at University Lutheran Church, 111 Sloan St., Clemson, SC, at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Suzanne may be made to the University Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 111 Sloan Street, Clemson, SC 29631, Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, or the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.