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Christine Crill



  Christine Jane Root died October 5, 2012 at the Sigourney Care Center. She was born east of Bloomfield, Iowa, mile east of the Evens corner to Rex and Careta Shaffer Root on January 8, 1924. She was the sister of Ben Root, who was 2 years older and a guiding star throughout his lifetime.
    In 1925 the family moved to Rose Hill, Iowa in Mahaska County. She attended Reinhart country school until her 8th grade year when her brother Ben started his freshman years at Barnes City High School.  She graduated in 1941 and then attended nursing school in Des Moines until 1944. On October 8, 1944 she was united in marriage to Clayton H. Crill in an evening wedding ceremony at the Delta Christian Church with Charlene Gott as a bridesmaid and Junior Fredrick Bos as the best man. To this union three children were born C. John, Sherry and Mary. Christine was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother with many friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and  brother Ben Root.
    She is survived by her husband, son C. John (Marilyn) Crill of Rose Hill, two daughters Sherry (Layton) Claypool of Delta, Mary (Gary) McMullen of Delta.  seven grandchildren, and  seven great grandchildren.

 Graveside Service: Garrett Cemetery, Delta, Iowa 
Monday October 8, 2012 at 11:00 A.M.
No visitation

Arrangements are by Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney, Ia

A memorial fund has been established



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