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Sunday December 1st, 2019
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Genova I. McChristy

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Genova I. McChristy, age 99, of Stonington, on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Born in June, 1920, to James Thomas and Alta Rape Durbin, she married F. Wesley McChristy in June, 1940. He preceded her in death in March, 1966.

Genova lived a full life as a homemaker and worked in the retail business for several years after becoming a widow. She attended school in Taylorville, graduating with the class of 1939. She enjoyed social occasions with several of the “39ers” until the last few years. She was an active member of the Ansarettes and member of the Christian County Homemakers Extension for more than 70 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and happiest spending time with her family and friends and attending their activities.

Survivors include daughter, Nancy McChristy Dowdy, sons, David (Susan) McChristy, and Mac (Cynthia) McChristy and daughter-in-law, Mary Lou McChristy all of Stonington; proud grandmother to Frank McChristy, Michael McChristy, Tim Dowdy, Bruce Dowdy, Stacey Niemann, Stephanie Heberling, Bonnie Fleming, Scott McChristy, Ben McChristy, Kelley McChristy; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Evelyn Yurdin; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were here husband; sons, Bill McChristy and Joe McChristy; one great grandchild; parents; siblings, Darrell Durbin; Theodore Durbin and Fayetta Robinson.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Marge Overlot officiating and interment immediately following in Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Stonington Community Center, P.O. Box 124 Stonington, IL 62567

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Genova was a very kind and special person. A smile that warmed many hearts.

Ron Grant

Ron Grant Dec 2 2019 12:00 AM

sorry for your loss.we will sure miss her smiling face.

dale and leota stanley Dec 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Genova McChristy

Dan Deutschman Nov 30 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.
Kim Beck Carlock

Kim Carlock Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM


Was a role model and such an inspiration to so many that knew her. Im so very sorry for your loss. Shell be dearly missed.

Pam McCarty Roseberry Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Genova McChristy

Carmen M Luczak Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM

There wasnt a nicer lady. I enjoyed visiting with her at Taylorville estates. She was amazing for her age. She and all of you were very blessed.

Amy Marblestone Ryan Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM