CENTERBURG — Carol M. Altizer, 77, of Centerburg, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 28, 2013.
Born to Lawrence and Martha (Myers) Morey on Aug. 15, 1936, Carol was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, trusted friend and faithful servant of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After graduating from Centerburg High School, Carol married Jay Altizer on Aug. 21, 1955. They followed his Air Force career to Florida, Alaska and Washington, D.C., before moving back to Centerburg in 1960 where they made their home and raised their children.
She exemplified quiet strength when life seemed unfair to her family — namely when she lost two of her sons in tragic accidents. Carol was a rural mail carrier for the Centerburg Post Office for a number of years after her children were grown. She was a member of the Milford Church of Christ for 66 years. Carol was known for her giving heart. She was always happy to offer a helping hand or a hot meal to anyone in need. She will be missed by those whose lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 51 years, Jay Altizer, in 2007; sons, Adam in 1977, Luke in 1995; and her parents.
She is survived by her children, Bonnie (Jim) Casner of Centerburg, Barbara (Mark) Berry of Bellville and Dr. Fred Altizer of Centerburg; grandchildren, Joshua (Niki) and Jennifer Casner, Rich, Ben (Melody) and Markie Berry, Zane, Graham and Abby Altizer; great-granddaughter, Lilly Casner; sisters, Grace (Dude) Park of Centerburg, Lola Jones of Springfield, Miriam Hulse of Mount Vernon and Norma (Charlie) Cox of Westerville; brother, Richard (Marie) Morey of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Milford Church of Christ, 3648 Johnstown Road, Centerburg, and one hour before the service at the church Wednesday at 11 a.m. Ministers Gary Thomas, Fred Albrecht and Russell Waddell will be officiating. Interment will be at the Moreland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to the Milford Church of Christ or The Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements by Johson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.