Born 3-8-1931 -- Died 1-2-2004
Christeen Barnhill, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Jan. 2, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. Born March 8, 1931, in Osceola, Ark., she was the daughter of Alonzo and Nora Ballard Staggs. She worked as a certified nurse's aide.
She was also a homemaker and a devoted mother. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, and fishing. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Billy Allen of Thayer, Mo.; a grandson, Marc Justus of Thayer; two great-grandchildren -- Cody and Christina Justus of Hutchinson, Kan.; very special friend, Ken Hughes, who showed unconditional love and devotion; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Willie Allen and Harold Barnhill; one daughter, Pat Johnson; and three brothers. Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland, Ark.
The funeral was Jan. 6, at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel with Floyd Rikard officiating
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.