Catherine Marie Zaring

1925 - 2019

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Catherine Marie (Carnarius) Zaring, age 94, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2019, at Bridge Hospice facility, Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, Ohio. "Marie" was born on June 8, 1925, in Rapid City, South Dakota, to Vina Grace Montgomery and Clarence Louis Albert Carnarius; both of Terre Haute, Indiana. Marie met Wendell Irving Zaring, MD, of Brownstown, Indiana, (deceased since 1973) while he was still in medical school at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Marie graduated with a Bachelors degree in Education. Marie and Wendell married in Terre Haute, Indiana, on August 28, 1948. In 1955, they moved to Forest, Ohio, to start Wendell's medical practice. Marie became involved in the community. She was a member of Fortnightly, University Club, the Elks 157, and the Women's Medical Auxiliary which sponsored many fundraising events to benefit the hospital. Marie was an accomplished artist throughout her lifetime and lent her talents along with other area artists with creating themes, planning, and decorating for the Midsummer's Night Ball and the Mistletoe Ball. Above all, she loved God. Her faith taught others to have faith, as well. She will be greatly missed by many in her family, her close friends, and the community, including her church family in Jacksonville, Florida. Marie is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter, Stephen B. Zaring, Jacksonville, Florida; David W. (Julie) Zaring, Forest, Ohio; Lynda D. Zaring (Greg Temple), Kenton, Ohio. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, James "Aaron" Zaring, Dunkirk, Ohio; Tara Zaring Cole, Seymour, Tennessee; Stephen W. Zaring, Seymour, Tennessee; and Ronald "Andy" (Tess) Zaring, Pueblo, Colorado; 2 Step-grandchildren, Benjamin (Rebecca) Temple, Battle Creek, Michigan; and Sasha Ruimveld (James), Kenton, Ohio; and approximately 15 great- and step-great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. John's Evangelical Church with Pastor Randall Forester officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. Monday until the time of service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

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    St. John's Evangelical Church   [Map]
    211 E. Carrol St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Monday, November 25th 2019 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Memorial Service:

    Monday, November 25th 2019 - 7:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    St. John's Evangelical Church [Map]
    211 E. Carrol St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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To : David and Julie
Date :Friday, November 22nd 2019
From : The Hiller Family
So sorry to read about the passing of your mom. Please accept our condolences and know you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. With Sympathy, Steve, Cheryl, Tina and Ty

To : To all of Catherine's family especially David
Date :Saturday, November 23rd 2019
From : Bill and Angie Ralston
“Losing someone we love is never easy, but we must be thankful for, the beautiful moments and memories we shared with them. Your mother was a beautiful and kind soul, and she will not be forgotten.”

To : Linda and Family
Date :Monday, November 25th 2019
From : Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
Dearest Linda and Family,
We remember your dear Mom Marie with such fondness here at Cornerstone. Some of us were reminiscing on Marie's frequent parting: "Take a blessing with you". That we did because it was a joy and blessing to have known Marie. She encouraged us in our faith and for that we will be so very grateful. May you keep the faith also and remain full of faith until He comes. Sincerely, Pastor John & Ann

To : Lynda family
Date :Tuesday, November 26th 2019
From : Lu Anne Kaufman
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers.

To : Lynda and Family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Tom and Brenda Keller
Dear Lynda and Family,
You have our sympathy in he loss of your precious mother. I worked with Marie in the Radiology Dept. at Hardin memorial Hospital in the late 1970s. She was a sweet, caring person. She had a gentle spirit and was a very classy woman. She set a great example in the workplace. May God comfort you in your loss.
Tom and Brenda

To : The Zaring Family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Wayne Kearns
I worked with Marie for several years at HMH during the beginning of my career. Marie was the most delightful and caring person I ever met! Although I had not thought about her in many years, I had just thought about her a few days ago! I am sure she was saying hello to me! Please accept my condolences for your loss!❤⚘