Jean M. Crist, 96, of Trout Run, died peacefully, Friday, May 31, 2019 at Valley View Nursing Center.
Born June 7, 1922 in Cogan House, she was a daughter of the late Charles Morris and Olive Emma (McCracken) Meyer and was raised by her step-mother Louise (Nienheuser) Meyer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Harry F. Crist on February 24, 1995.
Jean was an extraordinary woman with extraordinary talents. She loved to paint beautiful nature scenes which encompassed her love for nature and the beauty around her. She was an avid flower gardener and placed a bouquet on the church altar every Sunday for over 50 years. If there was a need in the community Jean would be the first to offer help. She served her community by teaching Sunday school and Bible school, by leading her Girl Scout troop and by taking on the job of church treasurer. Jean was a member of the Trout Run United Methodist Church; the church was a major part of her life. She was a dedicated prayer warrior who studied her Bible daily. She loved embroidering, hand quilting, crocheting, and sewing. She lovingly passed her hand crafting skills to the next generations. Jean cared so much for her family. Spending time with her family was her main priority.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia R. Crist, of Trout Run; a daughter-in-law, Cindy L. Crist, of Cogan House; two grandchildren, Aaron Brady Crist (Karen Hertzler), of Milton, and Jamie L. Tagba (Massahoudou “Fredi”), of Warren; four great grandchildren, Mabrukhe, Jamal, and Malcolm Tagba, and Reuben Crist; a brother, LaRue Meyer, of Williamsport; and a sister, Fae Waltz (Lloyd), of Montoursville.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son Robert G. Crist on July 16, 2011, a great-grandson Kerim Tagba, and a brother Dennis Meyer.
A funeral service to honor the life of Jean will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at Trout Run United Methodist Church, 78 Creamery Rd., Trout Run. Burial will follow in Cogan House Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Church.
In memory of Jean’s life, take time to enjoy the beauty of nature, plant a rose bush or tree, hang a bird feeder or a bird house in your back yard. Perform a random act of kindness, visit or call a shut in, send a card to someone in a nursing home, volunteer in your community, bake cookies for a neighbor or read a bed time story to your children. In memory of Jean’s life take time to be kind.