Charlet Marie McDonald [Stiles]

August 26, 1950 ~ July 23, 2021 (age 70)


McDonald (Stiles), Charlet Marie, age 70 of Tipp City, Ohio passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. Born August 26, 1950 in Piqua, Ohio. She is survived by husband, Jim McDonald of Troy, OH. Also survived by her children; stepdaughter Angela (Stiles), and son-in-law, Paul Phillips, of Memphis, TN, son Jeff Stiles and daughter-in-law, Kathrin, of Columbus, OH, son Matt Stiles and daughter-in-law, Karolyn, of Columbus, OH, son Ryan Stiles and daughter-in-law, Andrea, of Pittsburgh, PA, as well as stepdaughter Kim and son-in-law, Mike Rometo of Miami, FL, stepdaughter Kelly and son-in-law, Ben Presson of Upper Arlington, OH and stepson Dan McDonald and daughter-in-law, Andrea, of Hilliard, OH. 

Charlet is also survived by ten grandchildren: Andrew and Shelby Baldock of Gilbert, AZ, Joshua Baldock of Nashville, TN, Ryan Baldock of Memphis, TN, Nolan and Henry Stiles of Columbus, OH, Cadence and Shelby Stiles of Pittsburgh, PA, as well as Josie and Lulu Presson of Upper Arlington, OH. 

Charlet was excited to become a Great-Grandma to a baby boy, expected in August to Andrew and Shelby Baldock.   

She is also survived by her brother, Tom Smith and sister-in-law, Susan, of Ft. Wayne, IN, nieces, Heather Zehr, Amanda Watkins and Elissa Aschliman as well as her special aunt, Jane Hall, and many, many cousins.

Respectfully, those who have passed before Charlet; first husband, William Stiles, parents Jean Fador and Charlie Smith, Grandparents Edith Fanning and William Fanning.

Charlet’s impact upon her family, friends, and community reaches far and wide. Charlet provided child-care for dozens of children spanning many years, as well as being the favorite school bus driver for years while living in Wapakoneta. She also worked with special needs students in both Wapakoneta and Tipp City schools, where she retired in 2018.

Charlet has SO many friends! So many, that it would be an endless list! That was how she was, a friend to everyone. She loved to get together with her friends for Card Club, loved to travel, and loved the beach and sunshine whenever she could have it. Char “hated the cold!” which she would say every winter. She loved her family and friends with zeal beyond measure and her presence will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Maple Hill Cemetery, 800 S. Hyatt Street, Tipp City, Ohio 45371, from Noon until the time of graveside service at 1:30 PM. Son-in-law Paul Phillips, officiating.The family encourages all those attending the funeral service to bring a pink flower. Arrangements entrusted to FRINGS AND BAYLIFF FUNERAL HOME, Tipp City, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charlet’s memory to the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, 460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 or the Tipp City Foundation, P.O. Box 626, Tipp City, Ohio 45371.

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July 30, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City, Ohio

Graveside Service
July 30, 2021

1:30 PM
Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City, Ohio


Tipp City Foundation
PO Box 626, Tipp City OH 45371
Tel: 1-937-528-2482

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Columbus OH 43210

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