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-Sharon Crist-

Sharon Crist, 70, of Coralville, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at her home.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Coralville United Methodist Church, followed by a reception at the church.  Visitation was at the church on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until services.  Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Bethel Cemetery in rural Louisa County, near Letts, Iowa.  Following the graveside services a reception for family and friends was held at the Letts United Methodist Church in Letts.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Sharon’s memory to the Coralville United Methodist Church or the March of Dimes.  Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Sharon Ernestine Cochran was born March 6, 1942 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Pauline (Jordan) Cochran.  Following graduation from high school in Des Moines, she attended and graduated from the University of Iowa with her nursing degree.  She was united in marriage to Harry Crist on March 11, 1961, in Des Moines.  For many years the couple lived in Columbus Junction where they raised their family.  In 1986, they moved to Coralville where at this time Sharon worked as a registered nurse in special care nurseries at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, retiring in 2001.  Sharon was a member of the Coralville United Methodist Church, in the past she was active in 4-H, Little League Baseball, the Federated Club and TTT.

Her family includes her husband, Harry; their children, Todd Crist (Janelle) of Germantown, TN; Amy M. Crist of Coralville; Seth S. Crist (Debra Williams) of Des Moines; Pauline A. Crist of Iowa City, and Elijah P. Crist (Leah) of Boston, MA; four grandchildren, Jenna, Stephanie, Logan and Keegan Crist; and her brother, Jerry Cochran (Sally) of Hoboken, NJ.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Sharon’s family and her services.

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