Carol Koehler

Carol A Koehler (Finch)

Wednesday, June 29th, 1960 - Friday, August 9th, 2019
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KOEHLER, Carol Finch, 59, passed away peacefully at home, Friday August, 9 2019.
Carol attended Corpus Christi grade school, Chaminade-Julienne High School, and graduated from Wright State University School of Nursing with her BSN.
Carol worked in various hospitals in the Dayton area and businesses as a registered nurse and occupational nurse for over 30 years. Carol was employed at Kettering Health Network for 15 years as a registered nurse.
Carol was known for her bright smile, sense of humor and laughter. She always put everyone before herself.
Carol is survived by her loving husband Rick of 37 years, her oldest son Matt (Becky), her daughter Laura (Nick), youngest son Chris (fiancé Amanda); grandchildren Jenna and Tommy Koehler, Max and Tillie Wright; siblings Janice, Jim, and Tom (Linda); nieces and nephews: Patrick, Ashley, Austin, Robert, Natalie, Kaitlyn, Kristen, Oliver, Ava, and Jacob; mother in law Judy Koehler; sibling in-laws Kathy, Bob, John, and Carolyn; her closest “sow” friends Brenda Wabler, Bridget Winchester, and Susie Myers; her loyal dachshund Mitzi, and many other loving family and friends.
Proceeded in death by her parents Dr. Robert W and Ruth Finch; Dr. Lawrence Koehler and Nancy Byrd; brothers Bob and Paul Finch; brother in law Mark Willhelm and nephew, Ryan Finch.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30AM Friday August 16, 2019 at St. Rita Catholic Church 5401 N Main St. Dayton OH 45415. The family will receive visitors 4-8PM Thursday August 15, 2019 at Baker Hazel Snider Funeral Home 5555 Philadelphia Dr. Dayton OH 45415. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Donation for the Wright State University College of Nursing Scholarship Fund may be made to in Carol's honor. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Service

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, August 16th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Rita Catholic Church
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemtery


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Steve Radcliffe

Posted at 10:07am
Dearest Friends,

Our hearts ache for the loss of our precious friend Carol. How excited we were on Cornell Drive when Dr. Finch called your home with the news, “It’s a girl.” We have shared so many milestones over the years, with sweet memories of playing in the yard, catching fireflies, Fourth of July fireworks. When I was teaching sixth grade, Carol helped me grade spelling papers and wrote encouraging comments to the children who did well. She grew into a lovely, capable young woman who loved her family and her career. Her smile, her laugh, her kind spirit, we remember her with love and joy.
It is 6 PM on Friday - we are just catching up on reading the newspapers after having been on vacation and read Carol’s obituary notice.
We send our love and deepest sympathy to you all, Steve and Sharlyn Stephens Radcliffe

Steve Bretelson

Posted at 11:11am
Your family is in our hearts and prayers...Steve & Cindy Bretelson

Catherine Ippisch

Posted at 04:46pm
Carol, I will never forget the life and laughter you brought to pre employment services at Prestige! When I saw you walk into the office, I knew it was going to be an awesome day! There were so many times you had me laughing to the point of tears. I will never forget all of the fond memories and your amazing sense of humor. I feel so blessed to have had the short time I did to spend with you! You will always have a place in my heart Carol. Your family will continue to be in my prayers.

Katie, Zane, Lauren, Aimee, and Tiphany

Posted at 10:24am
Chris, Amanda, and the whole Koehler family - We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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John Buehrle

Posted at 10:19am

We had so much fun as Children, our parents being close friends. I dont think we used each others real names since freshman year , when Ruth and Bettty had a phone conversation and discussed us getting reunited back at CJ. Walking down the hall, you greeted me with; "Hey Betty! " And i said; " Hey Ruth" and the tradition began. At our 40th Reunion, thats how we left. So for the last time, i'll say "See you later, Ruth." God just got one of the funniest, best ladies in the world. I cherish my memories of our childhood and HS time together. Love you, Ruth, John Buehrle

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