Crystal A. Kohler
February 08, 1935 ‒ September 18, 2016
Crystal A. Kohler, age 81 of Ashley passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Riverside Hospital on what would have been her 63rd wedding anniversary.
She was born on February 8, 1935 in Ashley to the late Albert and E. Adelaide (Swartz) Goodman. The 1953 graduate of Elm Valley High School was a lifelong resident of Ashley. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles “Fred” Kohler on September 18, 1953 and together they shared 59 wonderful years until his passing in 2012.
In addition to raising her family Crystal worked at the Hultz’s Drug Store and the Ashley Ribbon Factory before retiring. She was a lifetime member of the Progressive Mother’s Club of Ashley, Delaware County Genealogy Society, Delaware Pioneer’s Club, and the Newark Vibrators Antique Car Club. She also volunteered with the Delaware County Historical Society.
To say she was passionate about genealogy would be an understatement. Crystal possessed a vast knowledge of community history. She often volunteered at the Delaware Library assisting families in their search of genealogy. In fact she was the go to person for such knowledge.
In addition to collecting figurines and angels, she was also an avid QVC shopper. Strong willed and determined she will be remembered for her wonderful memory and love of family.
She is survived by her children: Shirley Noble, Dale Kohler (Pat Downing) and Warren (LeeAnn) Kohler, grandchildren: Shane (Beth), Donnie, Tod (Kasey), Ashley (Billie Mayes), and Michael, great-grandchild Zennon, Lily, and Lilah, step-great- grandchildren, Brittany, Alex, Emily, Ema, step-great-great-grandchild Nala, brother Donald (Linda) Goodman, sisters Nancy (Bob) Young, Carol (Kenny) Drake, and brother in law Sam Watts.
In addition to her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by brother James Lee Goodman and sister Donna Watts.
Private services will be held at a later date in Ashley Union Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.
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