LORETTA G. CRIST, 82, of Fort Wayne, went to be with her Lord in Heaven Tuesday, March 12, 2013 while residing at Coventry Meadows. She was born May 3, 1930 in New Hope, Arkansas, the daughter of Claude and Mary Belle (Collin) Smith. She was a homemaker and also retired from Sears Telemarketing. She had a deep faith in her Lord and Savior and was a member of North Highlands Church of Christ along with being an active member of the Dorcus Circle. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening, working with both flowers and vegetables.
Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Glen R. Crist, Sr. of Fort Wayne; children, Jacqueline "Jacque" (Gary) Neumann of Fort Wayne, Glen R. (Kelly) Crist, Jr. of Fort Wayne, Susan Marie (James) Kuehler of Amarillo, Texas, and Bruce D. (Angela) Crist of Fort Wayne; sister, Mary F. (Terry) Will of Markle; eight grandchildren; four step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, and four step great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Hays; and brothers, Leon, Ralph, Ruel, and Rolland Smith.
A funeral was held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funeral, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809. Visitation was Friday, March 22, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial in Star of Hope Cemetery, Huntington, Indiana.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or North Highlands Church of Christ. Please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com to leave condolences.