CHRISTOPHER, D. JANE, 91 OF BLAIRSVILLE, PA
passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Bethany Place, Indiana, PA. She was born November 24, 1928 in Latrobe, PA, the daughter of the late Leonard Mihlfried and Mahala (Mattingley) Mihlfried. She attended Latrobe High School and then received her nursing degree and worked at Latrobe Hospital. Jane finished her nursing career working at Torrance State Hospital from where she retired. She was certified in Gerontology. She had married Raymond J. Christopher on October 24, 1950. They lived their entire lives in Blairsville, PA, where they raised six children. She was a member of SS Simon & Jude Church where she was an Angel of Compassion and volunteered for many church functions. She also enjoyed playing cards on her kindle, doing jigsaw puzzles, playing the piano and accordion and also enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Jennings & husband, Tom, Blairsville, PA; son, Thomas Christopher & wife, Deborah, Blairsville, PA; son, James Christopher & wife, Janice, Atlanta, GA; son, Paul Christopher & wife, Adele, Blairsville, PA; son, David Christopher, Logan, UT; daughter, Diane Sabedra & husband, Edward, Blairsville, PA; 13 Grandchildren;15 Great Grandchildren; special cousin, Evelyn McLaughlin, Pittsburgh, PA; nephew, Robert and niece, Donna. She was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Raymond J. Christopher who died on November 9, 1973; brothers, Philip & Robert Mihlfried and infant brother, Mark. In keeping with the family's wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM in SS Simon & Jude Church, Blairsville, PA with Fr. Stephen R. Bugay officiating. Interment will be in the SS Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville, Pennsylvania. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to 365 Hospice, 119 S. Main St., Carrolltown, PA 15722. The Family would like to send a special thanks to Bethany Place and their special employees/friends: Sharon, Monica, Susan, Elyse, Amanda, Melissa and Desmond. They would also like to give a special thanks to the 365 Hospice nurses Samantha & Sara.
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