Alta Mae Casdorph

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    - Sarah Owens
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Rutherford Corbin Funeral Home
515 High Street
Worthington, OH

Casdorph Alta Mae Casdorph, age 90, longtime resident of Columbus, died peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2013. A native of Rutland, OH, Alta graduated Rutland High School in 1940 and went on to business college in Columbus. A lover of math, she worked as an accountant for many years at Owens-Illinois Glass Co, OSU and the Bureau of Unemployment. While attending college, Alta met her future husband, David Keith Casdorph. They wed on July 4, 1944 and had 61 wonderful years. Together they became expert beekeepers. At the height of this career they sold 4500 pounds of honey and 300 pounds of beeswax candles one summer, all from their back porch. Alta and Keith won "Best of Show" seven times at the Ohio State Fair, and five times at the Delaware County Fair, with their honey displays. Alta and Keith were worldwide travelers, members of the Indianola Church of Christ, Kum Double Sunday School and the Beekeepers Association. Preceded in death by husband, Keith, in 2005, parents Oderkirk and Elva Will, brothers Emil, Lee, Norman, Orville and Galen Will, sister Ruth Smith, nephew Dean Will. Survived by loving nieces and nephews, Sue (Bob) Bloor, Kathy (Mark) Poorman, Donna (Vance) Higgins, Becky (Don Braffitt) Will, Duane (Brenda) Will, Joe (Kathy) Will, Julie (Tom) Nickerson, Jerry (Katie) Will, Stephen (Kelly) Will, John Will, Danny (Linda) Will, Diane Will, Jennifer Will, Dottie Will, Cheryl Crigger, Colleen Hamilton, Anita Casdorph, Craig (Kathy) Casdorph, Cinda (Mark) Wickersham, Dave Casdorph; sisters-in-law, Doris Will, Freda Will, and Martha Will; brother-in-law, Ben (Ruthie) Casdorph; many great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at RUTHERFORD -CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington, where Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, visiting from 10 a.m. until start of service. As an avid Buckeye Fan, Alta would love us to wear our Scarlet and Gray or other bright colors to honor her. Private family interment, Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg. Special thanks to the compassionate staffs at Emeritus at Pinnacle and National Church Residences at Mill Run for their loving care. Contributions may be made to Indianola Church of Christ in Alta's memory. Please visit to send on-line condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 10 to June 11, 2013
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Worthington, OH   614-885-4006
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