Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


MIDDLEBURG Hts., OHIO “ Kristin Lynn Celke, 73, of Middleburg Hts. passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2020 at Ames Family Hospice in Lakewood.
She was born February 8, 1947 in Cleveland the daughter of Carl A. and Irene Rauchfus Celke.
Kristin was a school crossing guard for over 20 years and was a pet sitter and a homemaker.   She loved gardening and animals.
Surviving are her siblings Carol (Wayne) Smith of Wooster and Carl A Celke of Berea; a niece Kelly (Brannon) Riley of Creston and a nephew David (Tiffany) Smith of Roswell, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
There will be no calling hours or services.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
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  1. Rest in peace, Kris. You were always a caretaker for others and made their lives better. thank you.

  2. I will miss our walks and talks over the years. I am so sorry that I haven’t been around the past year due to my husbands illness. I don’t know when you became ill; I would have visited you.
    I know how much you loved your furry friends and how dedicated you were to the greyhounds in our neighborhood. I know how concerned you were about Tom and I enjoyed my visits with him as well.
    My condolences to your family and may God bless you in your last journey.

  3. So sorry for your loss Carol ❤️
    Hugs to you & your family

  4. Kris, Laura and I were so saddened to learn of your illness. You were one of the kindest people we have ever known. You treated the people and animals around you with great care and compassion, and I am certain that your time in heaven will be peaceful and joyous. We will miss you very much. May God bless you.

  5. Kris was the kindest, sweetest person and a wonderful friend to me. She had so many friends – human and furry – and will be greatly missed. The Rainbow Bridge, where all pets go to wait for their loved ones, just got the very best petsitter. Rest in peace, Kris, your work on earth is done.

  6. Kris,
    You were the best pet sitter and a great neighbor. I am sorry you had to leave us so soon. My continued prayers for you. I’m glad that you are free from pain and happy taking care of all the animals who crossed over The Rainbow Bridge❤️

  7. Dear Kris, I so wish these past 6 mos. had been kinder to you.I am sorry you are gone too soon. I am grateful for our many years of friendship. A more gentle, compassionate kind person for all living beings would be hard to come by. I will remember our many phone conversations discussing our beloved Cavaliers team. You will not be forgotten my friend. Love,Paula.♥️

  8. Deepest sympathy to Kris’ family and to all who knew and loved her. The parkway will not be the same without her.

  9. I am so sorry to hear the news of her illness, and now her passing on. Kris cared for my pets and my home whenever we went away over the past 20 years, and she did so with the greatest devotion and passion. She was so kind and generous of her love and time. Thank you for all you did for us. Annie will be one of many pets to bark a welcome when you arrive in Heaven.Rest in peace dear Kris.

  10. Dear Kris,

    You definitely were one of the kindest people ever to walk this earth.
    I will miss our walks, conversations and your wonderful sense of humor.
    You cared for every animal that crossed your path with love and compassion.
    You also helped me out when I needed it without a moments hesitation.
    You will be truly missed. Hopefully, we will meet again in heaven.

    Much love my dear friend…

  11. Kris
    You were not only my dog sitter but my friend. You were the kindest person to everyone and every animal. You loved your job as a crossing guard and took great care and pride in the kids you watched over. Thank you for always being there and being so kind and interested in my sons. They truly appreciated your thoughtfulness. I pray you are pain free now and spending time with all the loving pets you cared for and loved. I will miss you.

  12. Kris, You took care of our Haley, Hannah, Tig, and Bandy so well. Bandy would crawl up on your shoulders. He loved you!! Thank you for helping our family for so many years. May Haley, Hannah, Tig, April and all the others who’ve crossed over the rainbow bridge encircle you with the love you so richly deserve. Hugs!!


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