Patty Crist



Patricia (Lucas) Crist, age 88, of New Palestine, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at her home. Born on November 29, 1934, in Marco, Indiana, she was the daughter of Madeline Evelyn (McKim) and Charles Edgar Lucas. Patty graduated from Marco High School with the class of 1952. On May 15, 1954, she married Robert Leon “Bob” Crist in Sandborn, Indiana. For many years, she worked as an administrative assistant at JWM Neurology, in Indianapolis. Patty loved camping and square-dancing, as well as traveling and gambling with friends and family. She was a member of Living Streams Community Church in McCordsville.

Patty is survived by her loving children, Dr. John Crist of Naples, FL, Ron (Sheena) Crist of New Palestine, and Ronda (Marlin Stum) Crist of Salt Lake City, UT; grandchildren, Rob Crist, Bill (Emily) Crist, Nicole (Johnny) Martin, Natalie Crist-Vandetti and Vita (Mickael Spiak) Crist; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Madeline and Charles Lucas; husband, Bob Crist; and brother, John Franklin Lucas.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023, from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A Celebration of Patty’s Life Service will begin at 2:30 p.m. Pastor David Smith will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to Sarcoma Foundation of America, PO Box 98160 Washington, DC 20090, or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at