Martha Crist, 91

Martha A. “Marty” Crist, 91, Huntington, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Norwood’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Marty was a homemaker. She loved animals and enjoyed art, birds, flowers and music. She loved gardening and was a great cook. Her family was her life.

Marty was born on April 19, 1922 in Milwaukee, Wisc., a daughter of Joseph and Martha (Salinski) Czajkowski.

She was united in marriage to Donald L. Crist on Jan. 20, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisc. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1998.

Survivors include a son, Ron L. (Cynthia) Crist, Huntington; three daughters: Jane E. Laws, Huntington; Arlene (Gary) Deverman, Alexandria, Va.; Mary A. Ransom, Huntington; nine grandchildren, Michael Crist, Matthew Crist, Marcus Crist, Joey Laws, Sara West, Fredie Ransom, Rosalie Endsley, Dusty Ransom, Michael Hawkins and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gary J. Crist; three brothers, Ted, Joe and Clem Czajkowski; and a sister, Mary Warkoczewski.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel.

Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Servia.

Memorial donations may be made out to Huntington Humane Society in care of Myers Funeral Home 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

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Posted on 2013 Sep 16