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Christine R. Gale

Christine R. Gale

Christine Renee Gale, nee Ivy, 56, of New Athens, IL, born July 19, 1964 in San Antonio, TX, passed away on Monday February 8, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. Mrs. Gale was a newspaper advertising and marketing designer. She was of the Baptist faith. She was also an animal lover, especially Chihuahuas, and volunteered her time at the Randolph County Humane Center in Sparta, IL

Mrs. Gale was preceded in death by her parents; Jerry Don and Joyce (Ledbetter) Ivy.

Christine is survived by her husband; Lawrence D. “Larry” Gale, who she married on February 14, 1995 in Las Vegas, NV, and three daughters; Brittany (Tim) Rhoades of Houston, TX and their daughters; Crete and Ireland, Holly (Ryan) Anderson of Davenport, FL  and their daughter Quinnie and son Oliver, and Sarah (Michael Waller) Gale of Houston, TX.

Memorials are encouraged to be made to the Pitt Hopkins Foundation at

In keeping with Mrs. Gale’s wishes, cremation is to take place with no formal services.  However, a family celebration of her life will take place at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. Steve and Charlotte Newbold says:

    Larry, we are very sorry to learn of Christine’s passing. We are thinking of you and praying for you and your family at this sad time.

  2. Tari Hembie Bradley says:

    So sorry for your loss Larry Gale and family.
    Christy was our neighbor and my friend for years in highschool. We spent many a summers swimming in the ”slew” outside Marmaduke Ark.
    She was a true friend. She will be missed. RIP Christy.

  3. Michele Ashton Wallace says:

    Heaven has another Angel amount them. I love you so much & you will never be forgotten! Spread you wings & fly high Cousin & I will see you on the other side.
    Love always,
    Larry, your family is in our prayers. We are so very sorry…

  4. Fred Ledbetter says:

    So Sorry, I know the pain is hard right now but it will get better. Just realize there is no longer any pain and she is with her Mom and others that love and care for her. Larry just take care of your girls and for everyone, love those around you because you never know when it’s time for a loved one to leave

  5. Susan Parler says:

    Larry I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers. May God be with you.

  6. Jeff and Shoye Wahlig says:

    So sorry for your loss you and your family are in our prayers

  7. Sheila Badgett says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It is very sad news. Have you and your family in my prayers and thoughts.

    • family. Schmierbach says:

      So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the famiky.🙏🙏🙏🙏

  8. Mary Shoup says:

    John and I are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Christine was such an awesome person.

  9. Bryan and Darlene Rausch says:

    Larry, we are so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Love and God’s blessings.
    Bryan and Darlene

  10. Marianne Ledbetter Sundell says:

    We are sorry for your loss. Praying that God gives you and the family strength through this difficult time. Know that she was met at the gates of Heaven by those already there with open arms. Her mom, dad, grandparents, uncle.

  11. Geno & Julia Schneidewind says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Christine passing away. She will be missed by everyone. Please if the us anything Geno and I can do during this time we would like to help.
    Sincerely, Julia & Geno Schneidewind

    • Jim and Pam Hammel says:

      Larry I wish I had the right words to comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May she Rest in Peace until you meet again.

  12. Leslie (Ivy) Nave & Family says:

    The Gale family are in our thoughts & prayers. I know Christine is now with the rest of our family and having the time of her life where no pain or illnesses exist.

  13. Ron & Kim Hampton says:

    Our condolences, may your memories get you through this difficult time.

  14. May the family know that they are in our prayers and may Christine rest in peace.
    She has gone through the gates of heaven and is now with her mom, dad, uncle and grandparents.

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