Christine M. VanEtten of 713 Butternut Brook Road, passed away on Saturday June 10th, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving husband and family following a courageous battle with cancer.
Christine was born on Feb. 11, 1972 in Olean and was a daughter of Dan and Marie A. Levia Howard. In 1994 at their home, she married her loving husband, Donald R. VanEtten, who survives.
Christine worked at the Ponderosa as a server for 10 years before she had to stop working due to illness. Her first love was her family and her husband, Don, was her soul mate. Christine's girls were her life and her grandchildren were her rays of sunshine. Her mom was her inspiration. Christine enjoyed her flower beds, which were beautiful, and spending time with family and friends, partying and dancing, especially on Halloween and the 4th of July. She loved her poker nights and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Christine also loved her life-long friends Sherry Scanlon and Tammy Fye VanEtten.
Along with her loving husband, Christine is survived by her, mother & stepfather, Marie A. (Larry) Clayson of Ischua; two children, Heather R. VanEtten of Portville and Amber L. VanEtten of Portville; five grandchildren, Donavan, Callie, Alyla, Kristiauna, & Kayson; a brother, Daniel A. (Stephanie) Bishop of Budapest, Hungary; a step sister, Heidi L. Clayson of Arcade; a step brother, Hiram E. (Amy) Clayson of Arcade;
and several nieces & nephews.
Christine was predeceased by a brother, Robert E. Bishop on Jan. 21, 2009; and her father, Jack A. Tarr on Nov. 14, 1986.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., #646 E. State Street, Olean on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at which time a Funeral Service will be held. The Rev. Glenn Treaster, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Medical Loan Closet, 920 North 4th Street, Olean, New York 14760. Online condolences may be made by clicking the button above.