Christina L. Kauffman, 62

AUG. 24, 1950-AUG. 29, 2012

August 29, 2012

Christina LaVerne Kauffman, 62, of New Freedom, Pa., and formerly of Big Cove Tannery, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at York (Pa.) Hospital.

Christina was born in Battle Creek, Mich., on Aug. 24, 1950, the daughter of the late Walter "Pete" V. and Jean D. (Bloyer) Mellott.

Christina graduated from Central Fulton High School in 1968.

She served in the U.S. Army and also attended Award Beauty School in Hagerstown, Md. 

She enjoyed dogs and gardening.

She is survived by her son, Frederic H. Lewis Jr. of Falling Waters, W.Va.; a sister, Jennifer "Susie" Gordon (husband of Dan) of Needmore, Pa.; and brother, Walter V. Mellott Jr. of Needmore. She is also survived by a granddaughter; one niece; and four nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Forrest R. Mellott.

A religious service will be Saturday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., with the Rev. Doug Poffenberger officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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