Ella Mae Christian, daughter of the late Luther Tim and Anna Robinson Temples, was born in rural Dexter, Missouri on November 16, 1917, and passed away at her home in Dexter, Missouri on August 27, 2014, at the age of 96 years, 8 months and 11 days.
She had lived in Dexter all her life. She was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ.
On June 24, 1939, she was married to Otis Chistian in Charleston, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 16, 2000.
She raised seven children; Ota & Charles Roberts of Dexter, Missouri, Truman Christian, Tim and Sue Christian, Leotis and Maynan Christian and Paul Christian, all of Dexter, Missouri, Raymond and Judy Christian of Afton, Missouri, and Jim and Lucinda Christian of Arnold, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; and one brother, Leroy Temples of Dexter, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one sister, Iva Lee Gartrell; three brothers, Ralph, Ray, and Nelson Temples; and two daughter-in-laws, Chlora and Jean Christian.
Friends may visit on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 29, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with Bro. Clyde Jaques of Dexter officiating.
Interment with be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.