2008-01-05 / Obituaries

Carol J. Ettenhofer

A funeral service for Carol J. Ettenhofer, 78, of Newark, widow of the late Rev. Arnold G. Ettenhofer, was December 29, 2007, at Heath United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Sue Ellen Miller officiating. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Ettenhofer died Dec. 25, 2007, in Richburg, S.C., while traveling to her winter residence at Travelers Rest Resort, Dade City, Fla. She was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Aurora, Ill., to the late Milton C. and Ida M. (Gamble) Eichelberger.

Mrs. Ettenhofer was a 1947 graduate of Naperville High School, Naperville, Ill., and also had attended North Central College, Naperville. She was a substitute teacher, Avon representative, piano teacher, church organist and pianist, and choir director.

Mrs. Ettenhofer was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Missions, traveling to several countries on mission trips. She had participated in the Emmaus Walk, where she had been a table leader. She was director of the West Ohio Conference Singing Wives of Ministers Choir and also was a member of the Ohio Land-OLakes Airstream Club. She was a residing judge poll worker for elections. Mrs. Ettenhofer lived a life of faith. She loved God, her family and music.

She is survived by seven children, Vicki Ettenhofer, of Columbus, Arnie (Sherrie) Ettenhofer, of Hebron, Janell (Jim) Coffman, of Lancaster, Mark (Lee Ann) Ettenhofer, Roger (Tina) Ettenhofer and Cara Ettenhofer, all of Newark, and John (Lee) Ettenhofer, of New Albany; grandchildren, Abby, Chelsey, Brett, Brittney, Ryan, Noelle, Wade, Gabby, Alexandra, Ian, Grace and Olivia; many nieces and nephews; two brothers-in-law; and three sistersin law.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, the Rev. Arnold G. Ettenhofer, whom she married Aug. 22, 1950, and who preceded her in death Nov. 8, 2005. She also was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Retired Ministers Fund, c/o James McCormack, 675 Old Dover Road, Westerville, OH 43082.

An online guest book and memorial is available at www. hendersonvanatta.com.

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