Cindy Christensen, age 55, of Bowling Green, passed away May 13, 2014 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 17, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green, with Rev. Robert Warren officiating. Interment was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bowling Green. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the funeral home.
Cindy was born May 7, 1959 in Hannibal, the daughter of Charles Eugene and Ila P. Wyatt Anderson. She married Ronald J. Christensen Dec. 29, 1984 at the Nazarene Church in Hannibal. He survives. Other survivors include her parents; son Josh Christensen of Paris, Tenn.; daughter Courtney Bowen and husband Michael of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother Chuck Anderson and Robyn Leake of Hannibal; two sisters Cathy Hale and husband Mike of Hannibal and Cara Smith and husband Joe of Bettendorf, Iowa; brother/sister–in-law Danny and Karen Christensen of Jackson and sister-in-law Barb Anderson of Hannibal; eleven nieces and nephews; twelve great nieces and nephews; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and mother and father-in-law J.W. and Laura (Ginger) Christensen.
Cindy was born and raised in Hannibal, graduating from Hannibal High School.
She moved to Bowling Green in 1984, working at Bridal Original before attending respiratory school at Hannibal Tech School. She was a member of the Nazarene Church, the National Guard from 1979 to 1985, and also a member of Pike County Relay for Life basket bingo. Cindy worked at the Pike County Hospital for fifteen years and at the Lincoln County Medical Center for the past eight months. She was a Longaberger basket seller and collector extraordinaire. She collected Hummel figurines and loved her flowers. Cindy also loved collecting and sipping red wine, had a wonderful zest for life and a contagious smile. Above all, she loved her children and family.
Serving as pallbearers were Kameron Christensen, Brandon Anderson, Shawn White, Shane Anderson, Jordan Beddies, and Brian Horton.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Society for Melanoma Research. On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.