Fern L Christman
September 24, 1927 -- March 11, 2015
Fern L. Christman, 87, of Middlebury, died at 6:41 am, on Wednesday, March
11, at the Courtyard of Goshen after a long illness. She was born on
September 24, 1927, in Goshen, to Milo and Ruth (Leatherman) Martin. On
February 8, 1947 in Goshen she married Ray Christman; he died February
15, 2010. Surviving are four daughters, Linda (Tom) Johnston of Bend, OR,
Mary (Dennis) Phillips and Annette (Chuck) Reynolds both of Elkhart, Laura
(James) Charles of Middlebury; six sons, Steven (Kim) Christman of New
Paris, Paul (Rose) Christman and Gary Christman both of Goshen, Dennis
Christman of McKee, KY, Joe Christman of Dunnellon, FL, Mark Christman
of Markle; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, sister, Lois (Dwight)
Kimes of Elkhart. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two
sisters, Mary and Kathryn, and a brother, Herbert Martin. Mrs. Christman was
a farmer’s wife, nurse's aide and pharmacy tech through her life but she was
most proud of being a farmer's wife and passing that life onto her children.
She also enjoyed being a nurse's aide and helping people. She was a
member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bristol and a loving mother and wife
who enjoyed reading a good book and spending time with her
grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:00
am on Saturday March 14, followed by an 11:00 am funeral mass at St.
Mary's Catholic Church, Bristol. Services will be conducted by Father
Robert Van Kempen. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bristol.
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