Louise Ludwig

March 7, 1929 - February 12, 2017
Louise Ludwig

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LUDWIG, LOUISE – age 87, of East Liverpool, Ohio, ascended of this earth peacefully on February 12, 2017 from Foxcrest Assisted Living in Chester, WV where she had been a resident since March 2014. Mrs. Louise Thayer Ludwig was born in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Harding Hulse Thayer and Clarita Stevens Thayer.

Mrs. Ludwig graduated Carnegie Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in History in 1951. She received a Master of Library Science degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1952. She married Jack Brian Ludwig on July 12, 1952, and lived in East Liverpool since 1954. She continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh, Kent State University, and the University of Utah. She was employed as a Media Specialist by the East Liverpool City Schools from 1968 until she retired in 2001.

Mrs. Ludwig was active in the Delta Delta Delta sorority; the Newcomers Club; the Jaycettes; Den Mother for the Cub Scouts; American Library Association; Book Reviewer for the State Library of Ohio; Ohio Educational Library Media Association; Pymatuning Yacht Club; YMCA and Edwardian Ladies.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Karl, husband Jack in January 2001, and daughter-in-law Jo in August 2013.

She is survived by her sister Lynn Taussig of Monroe, NJ and her three sons and their families: Scott Brian Ludwig of Knoxville, TN and grandson Zach Ian Ludwig and his wife Kimberly of Pelham, AL; Richard Thayer Ludwig and his wife Dawn Lanman-Ludwig of Mechanicsburg, OH; and Karl Leopold Ludwig and grandsons Brian Alexander Ludwig and Dylan Thomas Ludwig of Columbus, OH. She is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews.

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Calcutta Chapel, 15872 St. Clair Ave is serving the Ludwig family.


Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook or send condolences online at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com.

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  • February 13, 2017
    Anita Evans says:
    My sincere sympathy and condolences to Scott, Richard, and Karl and their families. Louise and I shared many happy hours together beginning in 1954, including our wonderful trip to Germany and Austria in the 90's. I shall miss her. May she Rest In Peace.http://m.imdb.com/title/tt3741834/fullcredits/cast?ref_=m_tt_cl

  • February 14, 2017
    Barbara Ridge says:
    Dear Scott, Richard, Karl and families, Louise was a great lady and will be missed by many. I have lots of fond memories of her at PYC. Lots of smiles... You all have our sympathy Barbara, Joel, Noël, Laura & David

  • February 14, 2017
    Denise Flowers says:
    My sympathy to the Ludwig family, Louis was such a sweet lady she will be very missed at the Pepperberry.

  • February 17, 2017
    Karen and Merle Russo says:
    The book world has lost a great advocate! Sincere condolences to the family who will carry on her wonderful legacy.