2011-03-12 / Obituaries

Shela June Crist Koker

Shela June Crist Koker, age 86, of Baltimore, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011.

She was a loving mother and grandmother, and an avid crotchetier and cake decorator. She was a very religious person who helped several churches in the area and supported several charities.

She is survived by her daughters, Roberta (Ronald) Barnhard of New Albany and Joyce (Carlin) Bartschi of Arizona; son, Ronald Koker of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; sister, Mini Grile of Baltimore; and brother, Devaughn (Nancy) Crist of Baltimore.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Warren and Peobe Fleak Crist; grandchild, Samantha Bartschi; two brothers; and four sisters.

A service will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home in Baltimore. Burial will follow at Zion Ridge Cemetery. Memorials in Shela’s name can be made to either Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215 or the American Cancer Society , 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.

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