Christene Grubaugh nee Carr of Steelville, MO was born in Cook Station, MO on Monday, December 31, 1934 to Alvah Homer Carr and Millie Madeline (Litty) Carr. She passed away at her home in Steelville, MO on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 4 days.
Christene was a lifelong Crawford County resident. She grew up in Cook Station, MO. She accepted the Lord at a young age and attended Wesco Baptist Church. After graduation from Steelville High School she went to St. Louis, MO and worked at American Associated Insurance. She lived with an aunt and uncle and worked as a filing clerk. Having already met her future husband, Earl D. Grubaugh, at Cook Station School, she corresponded with him while he was serving in the United States Army. They married on October 10, 1953 in St. Louis, MO and to this union three children were born. Christene was a stay at home mom until her youngest was close to 10 years old, and then she began working in the Payroll Department of Brown Shoe Company, Steelville, MO until she retired due to health issues. She loved flowers and gardening and could grow anything, and took pride in her multiple colors of iris. She liked to can greenbeans, tomatoes, peaches, and much more from her garden. She enjoyed reading, working word search puzzles and attending her grandchildren's games and rodeo events. She taught Sunday School classes and helped with Vacation Bible School at both Wesco Baptist Church and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Homer and Millie Carr; parents-in-law Benjamin and Martha Grubaugh; brother Thomas Carr; sisters Lois (Harry) Missey and Judy (Tom) Worley; brothers-in-law Gene Hogue, Gary Dillingham, Henry (Nadine) Grubaugh, Matthew (Lou) Grubaugh, Wayne (Eloise) Grubaugh and Benjamin Grubaugh; sisters-in-law Nellie (Chester) Griffith, Anna (Ike) Steck, Dollie (Bob) Woods and Josephine Grubaugh; son-in-law Larry Adams.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Earl Grubaugh of Steelville, MO; sons Keith (Leesa) Grubaugh of Lockwood, MO and Hal Grubaugh of Steelville, MO; daughter Nancy Adams of Steelville, MO; brother William (Jeanie) Carr of Sullivan, MO; sisters Nadene Hogue of Imperial, MO, Jane Dillingham of Cuba, MO, and Sharon Carr of Rolla, MO; brothers-in-law William “Bill” Grubaugh of Steelville, MO, Bernard (Linda) Grubaugh of Willard, MO, Donald (Jane) Grubaugh of Mt. Vernon, MO; sister-in-law Peggy Grubaugh of Cuba, MO; grandchildren Nick (Becky) Adams and Ty Adams all of Steelville, MO, Kyle (Jessica) Grubaugh of Ozark, MO, and Ashlee (Jessica) Menendez of Phoenix, AZ; great grandchildren Copeland Grubaugh of Ozark, MO, Emerson and Emmalynn Menendez both of Phoenix, AZ, Timber Adams and Cole Adams both of Steelville, MO and Baby Grubaugh on the way; special family members Timmy, Madison, Gunner and Fawn Wilkinson all of Steelville, MO; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation was from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steeville, MO. Funeral Service was at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO with Rev. Don Wissmann and Rev. Dale Grubaugh officiating. Burial was at Carr Cemetery in Cook Station, MO. Memorials were suggested to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.
All arrangements under the care of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.
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