Susan Valerie Bagnall


Susan Valerie Bagnall (née Wear), 60, of Ames, IA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 27, 2021, surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer.

Susan was born on April 9, 1961, to Robert and Judith (Walker) Wear in Canaan, NY. After Susan graduated from Chatham High School in 1979, she pursued a degree in Biology at SUNY Oneonta. After receiving her Bachelors of Science, she went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Botany at Iowa State University in 1986.

After graduation, she worked in Agricultural Science for over 33 years. Susan was passionate about her career and loved what she did for a living.

In 1985, she met William Bagnall at the Ames Racquet and Fitness Center. Susan and William were married on May 23, 1987, and went on to have three children: Erin, Casey, and Molly.

Susan was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her husband, William; her brother, Timothy and her three children.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the Central Presbyterian Church, 932 5th Street, Nevada, Iowa. A gathering of friends and family will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2021, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 Douglas Ave, Ames. Facemasks will be required at all services.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home and online condolences may be left to Susan’s family at

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