Lucille Christman

Obituary of Lucille Christman

ST. JOHNSVILLE – Mrs. Lillian Lucille Christman, 99, a longtime resident of Kringsbush Road, St. Johnsville, passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, with loving care of the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center staff always by her side. Lucille was born April 23, 1922, in St. Johnsville, the daughter of the late Ira and Anna (Smith) Peck and was a lifelong St. Johnsville resident. Her education began in St. Johnsville and later at St. Johnsville High School, graduating from there. Following school, she went on to become a Nurse. On May 21, 1944, she married James R. “Jimmy” Christman, of St. Johnsville. Jimmy passed away March 20, 2008. In 1943 her husband Jimmy became a partner with his father operating the Christcrest farm. He retired from farming in 1972. He played in several dance bands, lastly with the Leon Jeffers Orchestra and Lucille and Jimmy loved to dance. Lucille and Jimmy were members of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, in St. Johnsville and she and her husband served in many capacities. Jimmy was vice chairman of the Official Board for 20 years, also a trustee and deacon. She was a member of the senior choir for many years. She gave a great deal of time over many years to the upkeep of the Grace Church. She and her husband were especially proud to have worked with the Roland Organ Co. installing the new organ. Lucille at one time was also a charter member of the Palatine Settlement Society. Lucille was a hobbyist. Her interest in the history of St. Johnsville led her to compile volumes of memorabilia. Survivors include two grandsons, Lee C. Habeeb and Evan C. Habeeb; a son-in-law, Richard Habeeb; a great-granddaughter, Callie Elizabeth Anderson, all of Pennsylvania; a special friend, Ernie Gee, of St. Johnsville; and several cousins. She was predeceased by two daughters, Janice Elaine Christman and Cheryl Ann Habeeb; and a special family friend, Ralf Pinnell. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 10:00 AM from the Grace Christian Church, 20 Center Street, in St. Johnsville, NY, with Rev. Torres, officiating. Burial will then be in St. Johnsville Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call at the Grace Christian Church on Tuesday morning, prior to the funeral service from 9:30 until 10:00 AM. All are welcome to attend the calling half hour, the funeral service and the interment to follow. A small reception at the church will be after the cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Funeral Directors Harry J. Enea, Jr., Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, of the Enea Family Funeral Home, 9 Center Street, in St. Johnsville, New York (518) 568-2300.
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Tuesday
10
August

Calling Half Hour

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Grace Christian Church
20 Center St.
St. Johnsville, New York, United States
Tuesday
10
August

Funeral Services

10:00 am
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Grace Christian Church
20 Center St.
St. Johnsville, New York, United States
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