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Christie Lynn (Stevens) Ridenour

August 21, 1965 ~ March 20, 2018 (age 52)

Christie Lynn Ridenour, 52, of Van Wert, Ohio died at 12:57 PM on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  She was born on August 21, 1965 in Van Wert to the late Gretna L. (Dempsey) Stevens and Donald W. (Linda Brown) Stevens who survives of Decatur, Indiana.  She married Keith Ridenour and he survives in Van Wert.

Christie is also survived by her children, Jeff (Colleen Valentine) Ridenour and Britney (Jason Long) Ridenour both of Van Wert; two grandchildren, Aleah and Avianna Long; sisters, Melanie (Tom) Norman and Vanessa Stevens both of Van Wert; nieces and nephews, Tommy Norman, Travis Norman, Tyler Norman, Tanner Norman, Chazz Roger, Jamie Ridenour, Casie Scott, Aaron Bruns, Misty Couch, Hannah Ridenour, Misty Hilleary, Katie Coplin and Amanda Coplin; many great nieces and nephews; mother and father in law, Ray and Imogene Ridenour; brother in law, Steve Ridenour; sisters in law, Chreyl (Mike) Bruns and Meisa (Doug) Coplin; and her beloved chihuahuas, Precious, Super, and Lucky.

She was a landlord, homemaker and had previously worked at Ohio City Manufacturing.  Christie enjoyed shooting pool, camping, garage sale-ing, girl-nights out, taking cruises, but most of all she enjoyed her grandchildren and family.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Chuck Oliver officiating.

Visitation will be from 1-6 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the family.

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at:  www.alspachgearhart.com.

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