Charmion Christy

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A graveside service for Miss Charmion Barclay Christy, 101, of Bainbridge, was held Friday, April 2, at Oak City Cemetery with the Rev. June Johnson officiating.

Born Oct. 17, 1908, in Nashport, Ohio, Miss Christy died on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Bainbridge Healthcare.

She was the daughter of William H. Christy and Charmion Prior Christy of Newark, N.J. Miss Christy was known as an individualist noted for her sparkling personality. She studied art at Ohio Wesleyan University and Carnegie Institute of Technology and had her works in several exhibits in Pittsburgh, Pa. During World War II, she was recruited into the Sarah Zane Contingent of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in order to, “put some kinks in the enemy.”

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In 1975, she moved to Bainbridge, where she garnered quite a reputation for her portraits, landscapes and street scenes; some of which are hanging in many local churches and homes. She was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Women.

She was preceded in death by her sister, E. Lynn Christy and her brother, Richard Christy.

She is survived by several cousins.

Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.