Carol Sue Lauthers
November 07, 1942 ‒ August 11, 2015
Carol Sue Lauthers passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 11, 2015 after a brief illness surrounded by family and close friends.
Carol was born to the late Paul Frederick and Marian Elizabeth (Kiess) Albright on November 7, 1942 in Bucyrus, Ohio. A 1960 graduate of the former North Robinson High School, she attended Otterbein College and the Ohio State University where she received a certificate in Dental Hygiene from the College of Dentistry in 1964.
Carol practiced as a dental hygienist in Fairview Park, Ohio. She moved to Mansfield in 1967 and worked with W. F. Marshall, DDS, who was her employer for more than 30 years.
Carol married her high school sweetheart, Clarence F. “Clancy” Lauthers on September 19, 1964 by Pastor Oliver Beach. This was the first marriage ceremony by Pastor Beach at St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Robinson, Ohio.
She is survived by her husband Clancy Lauthers son, Steven and Renee (Barnett) Lauthers of York, PA and daughter Amy and Marshall Drake of Sunbury, OH. Grandchildren Blake and Ryan Lauthers, their mother Jenny (Miller) Lauthers and Cameron and Kaitlyn Drake.
Survivors also include her sister Joanne (Albright) and Jack Seith of Westerville, OH, nephew Jeffery and Sue (Day) Seith; brother-in-law Gail and his wife Joy (Seigneur) Lauthers of Bucyrus, OH, nephew Chad Lauthers, brother-in-law Ron Lauthers of Mansfield , and the late Kurt Lauthers.
Also surviving are “forever friends” Larry and Sylvia (Bower) Belt of Knoxville, TN and their families as well as many other close friends.
An active member of The First English Lutheran Church, she has served on various committees, taught Sunday School, was an officer in the women’s organization as well as being a hospital visitation volunteer, a small group leader, prayer chain coordinator and a Stephen Minister.
Interests she enjoyed included: Weekly Bible Study, cards, board games with the grandchildren, gardening, traveling, as well as membership in a local book club.
The Lauthers family will receive friends Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the First English Lutheran Church, 53 Park Ave W, Mansfield, Ohio, where her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Larson officiating.
Contributions in Carol’s memory to First English Lutheran Church may be made at the funeral.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lauthers family. Send them a message of support and hope, and see Carol’s tribute video at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com