Carol J. Crist, 82, of Fostoria, died at 8:08 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Independence House, Fostoria. She was born on December 26, 1934, in Bloomdale to the late John and Rachael (Easley) Beard.
Carol is survived by her son, Ricky Trimble of Fostoria; her sister, Joyce (Tom) Beard-Miller of Bloomdale; her granddaughter, Rhiannon Meldi; 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sons: Mearl “Sweeney” Wright and Dennis Hire; her brothers: John, Dave, Jack, Joe and Steven Beard; her sister, Edna Wright.
Carol was retired from Autolite in Fostoria. She had the wonderful ability to make people feel special while creating such memorable experiences. Carol enjoyed traveling, music, camping, playing bingo, but her greatest love in life was spending time with her grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Reverend Donald Hensley officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.
Visitation will be held 2 hours (11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.) prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christians United for Israel, www.cufi.org.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.