Christine Marie “Chris” Stineman
November 05, 1966 ‒ December 31, 2017
LEXINGTON: Christine Marie “Chris” Stineman passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 in her home, after fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 20 years, surrounded by her family. She was 51.
She was born November 5, 1966 to parents Merle & Diane (Welker) Smith in Mansfield. After Chris was graduated from Clear Fork High School with the class of 1985, she earned her bachelor’s degree from NCTC in nursing. On August 8, 1998, she married Rick Stineman.
Chris worked at as a nurse at Galion and Bucyrus hospital, as well as Home Health. She also volunteered as an EMT with the Troy Township Fire Department.
She enjoyed playing beach volleyball as well as other sports, and as such, she was always found coaching her kids in whatever sport they were playing. A history buff, Chris’ favorite place was Gettysburg. She also enjoyed helping with Native American reenactments and hunting for arrowheads (and mushrooms too!). A collector by nature, crafting was her gift! Couple these gifts with her love of butterflies, she would create shadow boxes to display each and every one of them. She was known to stay up late working on some of the kids homework getting it just right. Above all she will be remembered for her huge heart as she was passionate, doing everything to the fullest, and loving life.
She is survived by Husband Rick Stineman; children Andrew Mattone, Savannah (Mattone) & DJ Coffman and John Tyler Mattone; granddaughter Emilie Mae Lu-ann Mattone parents Merle & Joanne Smith and Diane & Dave Blubaugh; brother Kirk & Sandy Smith; father-in-law James Stineman; and close friend Monica Peters. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law Carol (Etzinger) Stineman
The Stineman family will receive friends Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service honoring Chris’ life will begin immediately at 5 p.m. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist with her medical expenses may be made at the funeral home. Please, make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Chris’ family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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