---- — OTTUMWA — Christina Marie Yochum, 45, passed away on Dec. 21, 2013, in her home in Nixa, Mo.
She was born March 23, 1968, at St. Joseph Hospital in Ottumwa. Christina’s parents were Thomas M. Yochum of Shell Knob, Mo., and Cheryl (Vittetoe) Barnett of Kansas City, Mo. Chris attended Pickwick Grade School and Ottumwa High School and graduated in 1986. Chris worked in the financial business, including employment with Ford Motor, Advance America Cash and Citi Bank in the cities of Madison, Wis.; Kansas City, Mo.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Ottumwa and Nixa, Mo. Chris loved to laugh, and if you were her friend, you had a friend for life.
Chris is survived by her son, Logan Thomas Yochum of Nixa, Mo., and her parents.
Chris was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.Ernest (Dutch) Yochum of Ottumwa and Richard M. Vittetoe of Osceola.
Christina’s services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up for her son in the name of Logan Yochum in care of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield Springfield, Mo. 65807.