Christine R. Nail

November 25, 1975 ‒ May 10, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Crazy, but that’s how it goes. Christine Rebekah Nail passed away peacefully at home, under hospice, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on November 25, 1975 at Hill AFB, Utah. She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and life of the party. She spent her grade school years in Pocatello, Idaho and moved to Oceanside, California in 1987 where she met her lifelong best friends Christi Luck, Michele Kostedt and Shannon Thompson.  Her entertaining sense of humor combined with her sassy attitude earned her the reputation of being simply hilarious. She held several dance parties in her car, and sang out loud to her own well placed lyrics, from rap songs to Broadway tunes. She won the hearts of many with her contagious smile, nurturing spirit and being the well-intended target of her witty sarcasm.

She moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1999 where worked toward her dreams of becoming a mother. She became a foster parent and adopted her first child. Her dream of being a wife came true when she married Todd Nail on December 1st, 2012. Their adventures took them from Minnesota to Ohio and the sweet addition of their second child.  Her greatest joy was of that of being a wife and a mother. In fact, her mothering spirit extended to everyone, whether they liked it or not. She was a lover of people, of B movies and nightgowns. Christine had a heart for helping others, which was evident in her jobs as a nanny, marketing administrator for Plaza Camino Real, 911 operator and helped open two thrift stores. Her zest for life, strong faith and love of Jesus shone in her love of mentoring girls youth groups, reaching out to others and being the hostess with the mostest.

Christine lived life out loud. She had sweet memories of Mexicali, church camps, She was notorious for her sarcastic humor, infectious laugh, and love of Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream. She was inherently creative, an accomplished baker of adorably decorated cookies and a thrifting enthusiast. Christine’s many talents included belting out showtunes, Facebook stalking and teasing people she loved.

There is a void in the world as large as Christine’s personality and she will be greatly missed by the many people who loved her. Christine was survived by her husband Todd Nail, her son Maxwell (12) and her daughter Winnie, (2). She was also survived by her parents, Dusty and Annette Lint, her father in law and mother in law, Sharon and Beecher, her sisters Melody Dixon (Bearon), Kimberly Kiernan (Mike), and Casey Lint. Also survived by her nieces and nephews; Noah, Valarie, Eleanore and Gillian Dixon, Kaleigh, Abagail, Eliana and Isabella Kiernan, and her best friend Shannon Thompson. Proceeded in death by her sister, Brittnee Lint.

Christine and her family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Heartland Hospice, Riverside Methodist 7 yellow, and Dr. Kelly Rath and her staff.

Many other people have impacted and touched her life in many ways.

Christine’s family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Richard Jones officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the “Suport the Nail Family” Go Fund Me Page at

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Christine’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

Finally, in the words of Christine, “Bite Me”.


  • I am so sorry for your family’s loss. It’s times like these when the loving promises of our Heavenly Father can bring us comfort and can soften some of the pain we feel in our hearts. (1Thessalonians 4:13, 14) May God grant you guidance, strength and peace during your time of sorrow, knowing that the Bible promises at Revelation 21:4 that sickness and death will be removed forever. We can also look forward to John 5:28, 29 for comfort knowing that our dear loved ones will be resurrected here on earth as promised.

  • As I read about Christine, all I can do is smile through the tears! What a great joyous spirit that touched so many lives. I am thankful that she and her family were a part of my family’s life. She will be missed but not forgotten. To honor her, I hope that everyone carries her spirit in their hearts.

  • Christine, It has been many years since I have seen you but I can still hear your voice and your laughter like it was yesterday! I have vivid memories of you leading worship at youth group, doing skits at winter camp, going out to lunch at Red Robin after church, and just in general living life to its fullest. You and your whole family have amazing hearts and welcomed me into your home on many occasions. You hold a very special place in my heart. You will be missed here on earth by many but I love picturing you being greeted by Jesus in heaven, laughing, and dancing in your new eternal home. Until we meet again my special friend

  • Prayers for family and friends during this difficult time. May Christine Rest In Peace.

  • I can only hope my obit is this fun. What an amazing woman she was. Kimpossible, please know my heart is yours. Love to you and your family today and forever.

  • I am so sorry for your lose but rejoice with you celebrating Christine’s life. I have fond memories of you all from our time in California. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I am sorry for your loss. After reading her tribute Christine was loved people and life. Praying for the family.

  • Dusty & Annette, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Sweet Daughter!! I didnt know you had a Daughter that was sick, But just remember, you will be with her when that time comes!!! Please hang in there & its a tough Journey right now, But the Lord will Bless you & Your Family in these hard times!!! Remember, I Love you Both very Much!!! Hugs to you Both!!

  • Dusty, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter! My family and I are all thinking of you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!