Constance E. “Connie” Ford, 81, of Columbus, died at 11:31 a.m. Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Kobacker House, Columbus. She was born on Saturday, August 27, 1938 in Greenfield, the daughter of the late Clyde Oram and Mabel Elizabeth Byrd Hardgrow.
She is survived by her step mother, Colleen Hardgrow of Columbus, her four children, Steven D. Hardgrow of Columbus, Barbara (Darrell) McDaniel of Columbus, Leslie R. Carroll of Houston, TX, David C. Ford of Columbus, eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, two sisters, Crystal Macklin and Cynthia Powell-Johnson both of Columbus, two brothers, Gary (Cynthia) Hardgrow of Columbus and Clay Hardgrow of Memphis, TN, She is preceded in death by one grandson, Darrell McDaniel, Jr and one sister, Barbara Sutherland.
Connie was a graduate of Central High School in Columbus. She also attended Columbus State, formerly Columbus Technical Institute (CTI.) She retired as an E.E.G Specialist at the OSU Hospital and also at the Neurological Associates, where she served as a Hospital Billing Specialist. Connie was a former member of the Bibleway Church of God. She was also a lifetime member of the Greenfield Historical Society, Bainbridge Senior Citizens, the African American Awareness Research Council (AAARC) of Hillsboro, Bayless/Lowe Family Reunion, and a proud member of the Wal-Wil-A-Way Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a long time Hilltopper in Columbus. She was also devoted to Greenfield, Hillsboro and Bainbridge. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 820 Lilley Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205. Visitation will be held one hour before the service on Saturday at the church. A second visitation will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the ANDERSON-EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Greenfield. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery.