Florence Charlotte Griesinger

July 03, 1932 ‒ May 15, 2016

Columbus, Ohio

Florence Charlotte Griesinger, 83, of Columbus passed away Sunday evening, May 15, 2016 at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

She was born July 3, 1932 in West Lafayette, Ohio to the late C. Earl Hothem and Dorothy E. (King) Hothem. She later graduated from the Massillon School of Nursing in 1953 and went on to work at numerous hospitals throughout the state of Ohio, spanning over 50 years, as a registered nurse. Her last position held was in the medical claims division for the State of Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

Florence was a lifelong participant of the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study. She enjoyed birds, dogs, movies, flowers and listening to music. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her sisters, grandkids and great grandkids.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Sandra Stout of Columbus and Candy (Joel) Staley of Cardington; son, Dale (Rita) Griesinger of Hilliard; five grandchildren, Cheri Stout, Mindy Goble, Alexandra Griesinger, Jason Staley and Austin Griesinger; five great grandchildren, Sarah Lambert, Rachel Spain, Paul Staley, and Ethan and Sean Goble; three brothers, Earl (Doris) Hothem of Covington, Georgia, Colonel Bernard Hothem of San Antonio, Texas and Robert (Elaine) Hothem of Centerville, Ohio; two sisters, Velma (Donald) Poland of Navarre, Ohio and Rita (Jerry) Lahmers of Newcomerstown, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Rev. Robert P. Griesinger, daughter, Pamela Lynn Griesinger and two brothers, Ervin and Russell Hothem.

The family will receive friends on Thursday May 19, 2016 from 4 – 6 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Celebration of Life Services will follow at 6:00 pm with Rev. Greg Rice officiating. The family will then host a reception in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room. Burial will be held at a later date in Northlawn Memory Gardens in Westerville.

Contributions in Florence’s memory may be made to Friends of the Nurses’ Health Study, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 181 Longwood Avenue, Room 350, Boston, MA 02115-5804 or by visiting www.giving.brighamandwomens.org/donate

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Griesinger family.

To share a fond memory of Florence or to offer a condolence to the family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Our family extends our prayers and love to Florence’s family. She certainly reached out to many with her dedication to her nursing profession. She had a lifetime of giving love to her family as well as her patients. She will always be remembered for her devotion to our heavenly father as well. From your Mizer cousins.

  • Candy,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. With our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Bob and Mary

  • Candy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Rely on God and friends to help you through this very difficult time. Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you. Remember to take care of YOU! Tanya Evans

  • Candy,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts.

  • Dear Candy
    So sorry for your loss! Much love and prayers to you and yours!
    Garrett & Bailey Petry

  • A Message of Comfort ~

    May you sense God’s comforting presence ever near…giving you strength and lighting your way during this difficult time. II Peter 1:19

    Because of Jesus,
    There is hope in times of sorrow
    And hope for the heart…
    For He is always with you
    And promises never to depart. Hebrews 13:5

    Expressing our deep and heartfelt sympathy to you from the pastors, staff and church family of Vineyard Community Church.

  • We extend our prayers and love to all of you at this time of grief. Florence was a hard worker in her career as a ministers wife, mother and a professional nurse. Florence was the oldest child in the Earl Hothem family a such she set a high standard for us younger children that followed. Doris and I extend our deepest sympathy to you the Greisnger Family.

    Earl L. Hothem

  • Candy,

    So sorry for your loss. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Let me know if I can help in any way. Lou

  • Candy,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Remember we are always here for you. Fred, Lisa, Chelsea and Colin

  • You’re family is in our prayers during this time. May the Lord bring peace and comfort!!

  • Candy, We are so very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I wish I could be there in person to be your support and comfort. You will always have the memories of your Mom and those can never be taken away. You are in our thoughts and prayers and just call me if you need to talk. We will be thinking about you on Thursday and will be there in spirit. Love, Lin and Jim

  • We are praying for all the Griesinger family members we are so sorry for your loss. Florence was the sweetest person she will be missed.
    Kyle and Rosanna Polk

  • To The Griesinger Family,

    I was so surprised to here of your mothers passing when I returned to Danbury on Wednesday. We had spoken on Saturday when I last saw her and had kissed her on her head when I left that day never realizing it would be the last time I would speak with her. May you know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. She will be greatly missed!
    My love and deepest sympathy,

  • To the Griesinger & Hothem Families,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you for the loss of Florence. May our Lord continue to give you His Love, with Peace and Comfort!

    Steve & Diana Hothem

  • We send our thoughts and prayers to all of the Griesinger & Hothem Families. We have fond memories of our conversations with Florence and have learned more wonderful things about her from the memories shared here. May you find some comfort in family, friends and fond memories at this time of loss.