Garnet E. Crislip

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Garnet Ethel Crislip, 93, of Clarksburg (Katy Lick), W.Va., passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Hospice House in Poland of natural causes.

Garnet was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Marshville, W.Va., the daughter of Carl and Ethel Estlack Swiger.

Garnet’s legacy is defined by her tremendous strength along with the benevolence and devotion she spent her lifetime giving to all who had the privilege and honor of calling her Mommie, Sis, Aunt Sis, Mammaw, Grannie, friend or neighbor.

She most enjoyed spending time at home in her beloved West Virginia cooking and baking for her family, friends and neighbors.

The final years of her 93 on this earth were difficult, yet she continued to exude courage, strength, humor and kindness, giving those close to her a lifelong example to reflect upon and live by.

Garnet will be infinitely missed by her children, William Crislip of Newton Falls, Willard Crislip of Leavittsburg, Pamela (Robert) Hoffman of Lordstown and Cathy Wolf of Cortland; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Fox of Friendly, W.Va.

Garnet was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Crislip, with whom she shared 56 wonderful years of marriage before his passing on Sept. 12, 1994; daughters, Deborah at birth and Winona; brothers, Bernard and Willard; sisters, Arvella, Ruby, Ruth and Mary; and two brothers and two sisters at birth.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sardis Baptist Church, where the family will receive friends two hours prior with burial immediately following at Sardis Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in Garnet’s memory to Amedisys Hospice, 67 Casino Drive, Clarksburg, WV 62301, or Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

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