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In Memory

Terry Christy

Terry Christy

Terry M. Christy, age 73, of Little York, Illinois; passed away at 10:45 pm on January 13, 2014 at OSF St.Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. Terry was born August 19, 1940 in Galesburg, Illinois and is the son of Max L. and Lula Estelle Simpson Christy. He attended Galesburg schools and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1959. He entered and served in the United States Navy during Peacetime. Terry was married to Betsy L. Hester on May 8, 1982 in Keithsburg, Illinois and she is surviving. Terry was employed as a cosmetic repairman for Maytag Corporation in Galesburg, for thirty years. He retired in 1993. He enjoyed the game of football and was a running back in high school. He was an avid "Bears" fan and his first love was his children and family. He is survived by his wife, Betsy L. Christy of Little York, IL., four daughters, Kathy (Lee) Hamm of East Galesburg, IL., Tracey (Tracy) Butts of Knoxville, IL., Cindy Adwell and Stephanie Christy, both of Monmouth, Illinois. Five sons survive, Woody Natsiri "Ning" Christy of Durham, N.C., James Christy of Galesburg, IL., Max (Paige) Christy of Dunlap, IL., C.J. Christy and Robert Christy, both at home. There are six grandchildren and two great grandsons. One brother survives, Ted "Sue" Christy Illiopolis, IL. Preceding him in death are his parents, one daughter Lynn, and one sister Linda.

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01/15/14 12:40 PM #1    

Joan Whitcomb (Larsen)

Remember Terry at Lombard Jr. High School....7th grade on...a very nice guy!

01/16/14 12:19 PM #2    

Judy K. Rosenberg (Prevost)

I am very sorry to hear about Terry!  We grew up in the same neighborhood and were friends all through elementary school and junior high.  I will never forget the day he earned his sports letter from Lombard.  It was as if he had won the lottery.

01/20/14 10:39 AM #3    

Fred Durbin

I remember Terry , from 8th grade on played football with him, at Lombard an in High school. He was a nice guy.   Fred Durbin

01/21/14 05:05 PM #4    

Judy Buck (Shotts Cornett)

Yes, I remember those football games at Lombard, and walking to the ice cream place afterwards. Why can't I remember the name of that place!!  Terry was a nice guy.

Mari Barrowman sent me a  picture taken in front of Lombard on the last day of school 8th grade. There were 8 of us.  Elinor Sandberg, Chris Johnson, Marlene Hanson, Carolyn Higgins are all gone.  Just Mari, myself, and  not sure about Loretta Calderone.  This has been a sad year.

01/22/14 01:57 PM #5    

Brenda Tofilski (Nickas)

Sorry to hear about Terry.  He was a fun kid to be around.  Remember a Halloween party at his house when we were at Lombard.  Gary Leaf was there and I can't remember who else.  Bet his folks remembered that evening for a long time to come. They were very nice people.  

01/24/14 12:01 PM #6    

Vern Dargel

Terry was a "good teammate" on the gridiron our jr. year.  He probably played a bit more . . . I was a more talented bench warmer (I guess).  By scrimmaging & playing together, we got to know each other more as individuals, & he leaves pleasant memories.  Vern Dargel 

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