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Lina J. Christian

d. September 12, 2023


Lina J. Christian, 77, passed away on September 12, 2023 at the Fairfield Medical Center. She was born to the late Jake and Rosie Cline on December 4, 1945 in Matewan, WV.

Lina was a loving, giving wife and a great mom.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Christian; children, Arnold E. (Carolyn) Sullivan, Tim (Tanya) Christian, Stephenie (Jason) Niewoehner; and Lynette (Steve) Brake; brother, David (Dreama) Cline; grandchildren, Miranda (Ricky) Ludwig, Charles Sullivan, Wayne (Amanda) Sullivan, Chase Christian, Casey Christian, Bryce (Becky) Niewoehner, Ty Niewoehner, Alysse Niewoehner, Ioa Mustard, Brandon Nehrkorn, and Natia (Luis) Sandoval; fourteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; nieces, Diane, Connie, Tammy, Angela, Rosie, Cheryl, Leah, Misty, Mandy, Jennifer, and Tina; nephews, Kevin, Matthew, Jesse, and Josh; brother-in-law, Edward (Sue) Christian; and sisters-in-law, Brenda (Carl) Prichard, and Tracey Christian.

She is preceded in death by her son, Stephen Martin Sullivan; siblings, Ella Ward, Shirley Golden, Emma Jean Kennedy, and Ervin Cline; and parents.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 10 AM at the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 405 N Columbus St., Lancaster, OH 43130. Caring Cremation® has taken place by the funeral home.

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