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Coralou Gerst

July 9, 1931 January 29, 2018
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Obituary for Coralou Gerst

Coralou Gerst, age 86, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, January 29, 2018, at her home. She was born July 9, 1931, in Summit Station, daughter of the late Leonard A. and Georgetta Mabel Kidner Starr. She was a 1949 graduate of Macksburg High School, and early in her life, she became one of the first employees for the former Clevite Corporation plant in Caldwell. Coralou enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and needlepoint, and she also enjoyed working word search puzzles. She was a beloved mother and homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Joseph Gerst, whom she married February 11, 1956, and who died May 25, 1995; and one brother, Forest Richard “Dick” Starr, who died May 15, 2007.

Surviving are her children, Phoebe Gerst Linger, Joyce (Jerry) Mosser, Jeff Gerst, Paul Gerst (Robin Ferguson), and Gerald (Christine) Gerst, all of Caldwell, and Ed Gerst of Sarahsville; her siblings, Dessie Clark of Caldwell and Dorothy Kemp and Carolyn Rice, both of Macksburg; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be no service observed at this time and a private inurnment will be observed by the family. McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, is caring for the family.

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