Submitted by Edgar on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 5:11pm
Della Christian, 86, resident of Cordell, Oklahoma, was born on April 2, 1927, in Hobart, Oklahoma to George M. and Dorothy I. (Alexander) Green, and passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Della was born in Hobart, Oklahoma, and raised south of there. She moved with her family to Dill City in 1936. Della graduated from Dill City schools in 1946. She married Elton Christian on May 20, 1944, in Washita County, Oklahoma, in a double ceremony with their friends, Clifford and Belle Music. Della and her husband raised their family south of Dill City, where they farmed. Della was a member of the Dill City First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Woman’s Sunday School Class and was chairman of the Fellowship Committee. Della enjoyed cooking, and was known for her cream pies and apple pies. She also enjoyed camping, and was a member of the Holiday Rambler Camping Club. Della and Elton enjoyed traveling to Colorado during the summer, and attending Bluegrass Festivals. Della loved visiting with her family and friends. Della was preceded in death by her parents, George M. and Dorothy I. Green. Survivors include her husband: Elton Christian of the home; one daughter; Charlotte Stehr and husband, Norman, of Clinton, Oklahoma; two sons; Steve Christian and wife, Linda, of Dill City, Oklahoma, and Dave Christian of Wichita, Kansas; two sisters; Opal Noble of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Molly Klump and husband, Gale, of Clinton, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren: Sherra Goodson, Charla Bohnert, Shane Stehr, Stephanie Thurman, Tonya Stafford, Colt Christian and Catee Christian; eight great grandchildren and a host of dear family and friends. Funeral services will be held for Della Christian at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Dill City First Baptist Church, Dill City, Oklahoma, with Pastor Ron Roskam officiating. Burial will follow in South Burns Cemetery, Dill City, Oklahoma, under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home, Cordell, Oklahoma.