Constance Ann (Connie) Garringer, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 7:12 p.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living where she had been residing the past four months.
Connie was born December 26, 1928, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Ellet and Ida Blickstein Kaufman. She was a 1946 graduate of Washington High School and received a degree in education from Ohio University. She was a lifelong resident of this community.
She taught eighth grade science and physical education full time in the Washington City Schools and later was a substitute teacher. She, along with her husband of 46 years, operated the family owned Kaufman’s Bargain Store. She also served as Fayette County Deputy Registrar of Motor Vehicles and later was the deputy registrar in Greenfield.
Connie was a lifelong member of Temple Israel in Columbus. She was a volunteer and member at the Fayette County Commission on Aging and a volunteer with Hospice of Fayette Co., Inc.
On December 20, 1951, she married James Oliver (J.O.) Garringer. He preceded her in death on January 18, 1997. She was also preceded by her parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Weldon and Jean Kaufman.
Connie is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Carl Dyas of Hilliard; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Thelda Garringer of Galloway; four grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan and Meghan Srofe of Seminole, FL, Rachel Dyas of Hilliard, Dennis and Kelly Garringer of Columbus and Michael Garringer of Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, Merrill and Ann Kaufman of Delaware, Ohio and her special friends in the “Lunch Bunch.”
A graveside service will be held Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Washington Cemetery with Temple Israel Cantor Bat-Ami Moses officiating.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Sunday from 1-3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., P.O. Box 849 or the activities fund at Carriage Court Assisted Living, 500 North Glenn Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.