|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1922|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 2012|
CARBONDALE -- Mary E. "Bette" Christy, 89, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012, in Oak Grove Rehab in Carbondale.
Mary was born October 19, 1922, in Giant City, to Harry Leo and Mary E. (Cardwell) Evans.
She married Charles Quentin Christy on Aug. 23, 1941. They shared 53 years of marriage until his death Aug. 14, 1994.
Survivors include son, Allen Christy; special friend, Tammy Boss of Vienna; grandchildren, Elaine and David Scott of Carbondale, Samantha and husband, Jason McClung, of Milton, Fla., Amanda and husband, Jamie Jones, of Lowville, N.Y., Jennifer and husband, Chad Moats, of Duncanville, Texas, Christopher and wife, Gabrielle Christy, of Comstock Park, Mich., Katrina Christy and Chad Newton of Duncanville, Texas; daughters-in-law, Lyn Christy and Patricia Christy; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Christy; sons, Charles Ronald and Mark Christy; five brothers; and three sisters.
She was a homemaker and loved to garden and grow roses. She worked with the family business, Christy's Dental Lab. She enjoyed spending time camping and being outdoors.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Gary Gummersheimer officiating. Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, in Barrancus National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 in Walker Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and Saint Francis Xavier Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Memberships include Saint Francis Xavier Church, Eagles Auxiliary, Elks Ladies and Heritage Club.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on June 13, 2012
Harry Leo Evans (1883 - 1957)
Mary Elizabeth Cardwell Evans (1883 - 1937)
Charles Q Christy (1920 - 1994)
Owen Francis Evans (1910 - 1942)*
Dorothy Evans Norwood (1913 - 1976)*
William Evans (1915 - 2003)*
Leona E. Evans McCoy (1917 - 1997)*
Edward James Evans (1919 - 1995)*
Mary E Evans Christy (1922 - 2012)
Barrancas National Cemetery
Created by: AZLITE
Record added: Jun 12, 2012
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