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Christine M. Mills

Mar 22, 1925 - Mar 15, 2019 (Age 93)

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She touched so many but the one thing she cared most about was the family being together. I am amazed every day how I earned the right to be her daughter. I pray I will live the type of life she showed me by example. Miss your kind eyes more then you can imagine and Love you Mom.

" Like a flower in a storm,
Life is full of goodbyes." -

Feathers are reminders that
angels are always near.

Shirley and Family,

What a sweet sweet Mom! You are so blessed to have had her in your lives!
When I think of Christine I immediately think of the high school slumber parties we had at her home! She was such a great hostess! She will be greatly missed but forever live in our hearts!

Aunt Chris missed her little sister, Macel, when as a young bride she came to Indiana. She immediately adopted me ( a nine year old). She entertained me in the old farm house. She was a kid of twenty when she took me, by train, to West Virginia with her. I became very ill and nearly died of pneumonia. Ten years later she was entertaining my children in the same old farm house. I loved her dearly, and our entire family spent many happy hours with her, Uncle Carl, Shirley, Linda, and...

Your mom was the sweetest person we'd ever met. Stan and I were blessed to live in your parents rental on the county line when we got married in 1973. We'd come over to pay rent and always had a good visit with your mom and dad. We're so very sorry for your loss. Please know that others care and will continue to pray for your family. Rest In Peace, Chris.

We will miss you and forever hold you and the light you shined close in our hearts


Christine's Obituary

Christine M. Mills, 93, passed away at 5:08 am on Friday, March 15, 2019 at her residence.

She was born March 22, 1925 in Esty, WV to the late Eddie and Bessie Belle (Vires) Crane.

On January 20, 1945 Chris married Carl A. Mills in Ronceverte, WV. He preceded her in death in March of 1987.

Chris was a farm wife helping in any way she could on the family farm.

She was a member of Church of the Blessed Sacrament and loved spending time with her family, traveling, reading, collecting hummingbirds and entertaining the Grandkids with stories of her childhood in the mountains of West Virginia.

Surviving are her three children, Shirley Mathew (Dale) of Reynolds, Linda Dawson (David Fisher) of Anderson, and Eddie Mills (Rhonda) of Brookston; two brothers, Lanford Crane (Sharon) and Harold Crane both of Lewisburg, WV. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Cheryl McElroy, Carman Banes (Scott), Lance Dawson (Janet), Brian Mathew (Julie), Alacia Goetman (Matt Hurt), Bradly Mills (Misty), Heather Owens, Travis Mills (fiancé Jade Frazer), Angela Selvey (Chris) and Tammy Zehner (Ryan) along with fifteen great grandchildren, Colin Banes, Cody Ann Dawson, Taylor Banes, Hannah McElroy (fiancé Jamie Dunbar), Matt Dawson, Macin Precup, Jaden Precup, Dayn Wright, Morrison Hurt, Daniyl Dawson, Aiden Owens, Hailey Owens, Austin Selvey, Zach Zehner and Charlie Zehner as well as two great great grandchildren, Gabriel and Aleister.

Chris was preceded in death by three sisters, Ina Franklin, Irene Cochnour and Maycel Williams and three brothers, Orville, Garland and Alstin Crane.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until the time of the service at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Parkway W. West Lafayette, IN. 47906 with Fr. Robert Klemme officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Oxford.

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