Florence Charlotte Griesinger
July 03, 1932 ‒ May 15, 2016
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.
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