Carol Sue Lauthers

November 07, 1942 ‒ August 11, 2015

Lexington, Ohio

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:

  • “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice! “That indeed is what Carol would want us to do as she ” Stands amazed in the Presence of Jesus the Nazaren”. The beauty of Heaven will surely be indescribable…. How can we keep from singing His Praise and rejoice with her…She just beat us there.. Blessings to you her family and may the Joy of the Lord be your strength…Ron and Jan

    • Clancy,

      You and Carol were such good and faithful folks when I served at First Lutheran. Carol was truly a “Spirit” led lady. I know she blessed your life. In the coming days please keep before you Jesus final words to his disciples -“Surely I am with you always.” Matt. 28:20. Pastor Dick/Sally Beal

  • to Carol’s family, Clancy, children and grandchildren,

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you at this time of good-byes. It was a privilege for me to know Carol as a fellow dental hygienist; I was always happy to meet up with her “wherever.” Her friendly, kind demeanor will be remembered.

  • We so love you as our neighbors. Our deepest sympathy comes your way. We will deeply miss Carol. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • First comes to mind is Carol’s warm smile! Praying for God’s peace, comfort and love for you Clancy, Steve, Amy and your families.

  • We are so saddened at the loss of Carol. She was a wonderful lady and a delight to be around. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of Jesus and you will be united with her again in heaven where sickness and death have been overcome.

  • Clancy

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Who ever thought that when we saw each other at Cleveland Clinic early this year that one of us would be called home so soon . You are in our thought and prayers.

  • Clancy,

    I am so sad and sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.


  • Clancey I was so shocked to hear of Carols passing. I moved recently & just hadn’t been keeping up on FB. You are in my prayers as Carol has been every day since I heard of her illness. I know she is at peace. God bless you & your family Bonnie

  • Clancy & Family – You have my deepest condolences. Carol Sue was my “next door” neighbor at Morrison Tower at OSU. What a wonderful person! You’re in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and give you strength and peace. Susan Taylor

  • We send our sincere sympathy for your loss of Carol. She joins many of our loved ones in her heavenly home. We are so glad we got to see you both at the hospital this summer. We are in Florida full time now but pray that our paths cross again sometime. May God be with you all at this time of your loss! As ever John and Jean



  • You as a part of our Via de Cristo Reunion group will be sorely missed. You have been such an inspiration to me as you live your Christian life. I need you, but I guess God needs you more. Love and sympathy to all your loved ones, Marge Stoodt

  • So sorry to learn of Carol’s passing. She was always such a kind and beautiful person. The Lord has welcomed her with open arms but we will miss her greatly.
    My prayers are with you in this sad time.

    Pauline Staton

  • A beautiful lady, with that great smile of kindness. Always a pleasure to see, her family was truly blessed.

  • My very sincere sympathy to the family. Carol & Clancy were so faithful in visitations to my brother, Richard, during his long illness & no matter where he was. It takes very special people to be as kind as Carol & Clancy were. I met them and was so thankful they made those visits I believe earth has lost a very special person. Norma Allwine

  • Clancy, Amy, Steve…I am so very sad and sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. I really enjoyed seeing her last year. She was a special person. I hope that you all will come to find some peace through your memories. (May I add that every time I get my teeth cleaned, I sigh that they will never again be as clean as they were in the days when she used to clean them.) Love to you all.