Carolyn Posey Althoff

Althoff Carolyn Posey Althoff, 91, peacefully passed away September 3, 2013 surrounded by her loving children. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William B. Althoff, parents Clyde and Bertha Posey, eight brothers Fred, Clyde Jr., Lewis, Robert, Jack, David, Paul and Tom. She is survived by her seven devoted children, Robert B. (Valerie Phillips), Greg T. (JoAnn Masi), Martha Owen (Jim), Mary Jo Heft, Jeanne Wickham (Randy Dodson), Julie Brooks (Keith) and Carol Rankin (Michael); grandchildren, Seth Althoff (Andrea), Summer Drew (Tristan), Marissa Martin (Jeff), Brian Althoff, Kerry Nafzger, Kimberly Miller (Jeff), Amy Brewer (Ben), Julie Putt (Dan), Ross Owen (Amanda) Griffith Heft, Michael Rankin, Molly Fulton (Travis) and Matthew Rankin; and many great grandchildren. Carolyn was educated at St. Mary's of the Springs College (1939-1942) and St. Joseph's Academy High School (class of 1939). A long time civic servant, Carolyn was a founding member of the Women's Board of the Central Ohio Kidney Foundation, Notre Dame Women's Alumni Association, a 42 year member of the Columbus Board of Realtors/HER Realtor and member of the Catholic Social Services~Renaissance League. She was a devoted, proud mother, a loving grandmother and great grandmother, and a compassionate friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends received Thursday, 4-8 p.m. at The MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43206. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 2777 E. Livingston Ave., 43209. Interment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ the King/St.Vincent de Paul, 2777 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43209. To sign online register and view video, visit

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 4, 2013