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Annetta Wave Christie
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Annetta Wave Christie

Annetta Wave Christie, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of Albany, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018, at Oregon Care Center, Oregon, Missouri.
She was born October 11, 1928, to Lawrence and Ruth B. (York) Rucker in Albany, Missouri.
Annetta married Donald Jack Christie February 14, 1952. He preceded her in death October 5, 1980.
She worked at Old American Insurance in Albany until 1952. After, Annetta became a supervisor at Heartland Regional Medical Center until her retirement in 1993.
She was a member of King Hill United Methodist Church, where she participated in the DMS Class and served on various other church groups.
Annetta was an avid sports fan. She loved the Cardinals and never missed Mizzou football games from 1981-2013. Annetta always made time for her grandchildren’s football games. She was also a very talented cook, doting over Thanksgiving and making amazing desserts. Her noodles were legendary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Elwood E. Rucker; and sister, Aletha Fields.
Survivors include her children, Donald Christie (Brenda), St. Joseph, and Deborah Thomas, Troy, Kansas; grandchildren, Erin Lee (Cameron), Charleston, South Carolina, Andrew Christie, St. Joseph, Tyler Thomas (Erica), Troy, Kansas, Nicole Owen (Matt), Kearney, Missouri, and Joshua Garner (Malyssa), St. Joseph; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Farewell Graveside Services and Interment 10:00 A.M. Friday, Grandview Cemetery, Albany, Missouri. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Oregon Care Center. Online guest book and obituary at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grandview Cemetery

Albany, Missouri

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Grandview Cemetery

Albany, Missouri

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimers Association

Oregon Care Center

501 S. Monrue St.
Oregon, Missouri 64473

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