Neva E. Miller Christie, 106, Chanute, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Chanute Healthcare Center.
She was born Jan. 28, 1906, in Erie, to Thomas V. and Margaret Herod Miller. She graduated from Erie High School in 1923 and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Emporia State Teacher’s College. She taught school for several years before her marriage in Erie.
On June 2, 1932 she and Earl L. Christie were married at the Federated Church in Erie. They lived in several places during his employment with the Santa Fe Railroad and returned to Chanute after his retirement. They had been married 74 years when he preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2006.
Mrs. Christie was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chanute and was a member of the Federated Church in Erie in her early years. She was a longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star in Erie. She was a devoted wife and mother and loved to travel
Survivors include a daughter, Karen “Sue” Arredondo, Tempe, Ariz., great-granddaughter, Michelle Barton, Tucson, Ariz.
Preceding her in death were her husband, her granddaughters, Christie Jones and Tracey Barton, two brothers, Merritt Miller and Arthur Miller, and two sisters, Crystle Faust and Mariam Cross.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21 at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery in Erie. Memorials are suggested to the Chanute Healthcare Center in Chanute. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 182, Erie, KS 66733. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com