Florence L. “Betty” Christ, 96, North Manchester, died at 11:40 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Blair Ridge Health Care Center in Peru.
She was born Nov. 15, 1919 in Pennsylvania to Peter and Louise Watkinson.
Betty married Paul Christ on Jan. 15, 1947; he died Jan. 28, 2002.
She was a homemaker and a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church. Betty was also a member of the Ivy Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in North Manchester. She enjoyed playing euchre, knitting, crocheting, gardening, canning, and reading. She and her husband wintered in Punta Gorda, Fla. 23 years. She formerly lived North Manchester and the past six months at Blair Ridge in Peru.
She is survived by her son, Randy (Mitzi) Christ, Peru; granddaughter: Christina (Todd) Musselman; and two great grandchildren: Nathan Musselman and Ellie Musselman, all of Denver; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Paul Dennis Christ; daughter, Carol Christ; two brothers, six sisters.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, with Rev. Larry Ray officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Saturday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Manchester United Methodist Church.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel is in charge of arrangements.