Thursday, July 8, 2010

Glenda Joan Christy, 67, of Cassville, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville.

She was born Jan. 31, 1943, in Milan, the daughter of Vernon and Helen (Ross) Sears. On April 1, 1966, she was united in marriage to Marvin Christy, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Greg Tipton and his wife, Dawn, of St. Louis, and Rodney Christy and his wife, Angel, of Cassville; one daughter, Tina Massey and her husband, Shawn, of Cassville; two brothers, Ron Sears, of Mendon, and Jerry Sears, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sisters, Linda Mahoney, of Cassville, Donna Downing, of Excelsior Springs, and Kathy Riddle, of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister.

She grew up and received her education in Milan, where she graduated from high school. She had worked for a while at Empire Gas Company and also at the Roaring River State Park. For 25 years, she was employed for the Division of Family Services as a case worker. She also helped with the OACAC program. More recently, she had been assistant director for the Cassville Senior Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Cassville.

Memorial services were held Tuesday in Cassville First Baptist Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor James Weaver conducted the services. Burial will be at a later date.

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