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Christina  Lynne "Chris" (Quada) "O'Connell

Christina Lynne "Chris" (Quada) "O'Connell
  • January 18, 1949 - October 10, 2017
  • Saint Johns, Michigan
  • American Heart Association
    3816 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674

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“I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of Comfort be with you during this difficult time. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Wheeler

“You know already what I need to say...you will always be a part of me. Sisters. When you get to the other side remember me..love you to the moon and...Read More ยป
2 of 3 | Posted by: Cheryl Wood - Battle Creek, MI

“I have always noticed the deep love Chris held for her grandchildren. They seemed to hold a special place in her heart. L ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Tim O'Connell


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Christina Lynne (Quada) "Chris" O'Connell of St. Johns, MI, and formerly of Battle Creek and Marshall, MI, died Tuesday afternoon, October 10, 2017 at her residence and with her loving family at her side. She was born in Marshall, MI on January 18, 1949, the daughter of John H. and Marjorie J. (Cooley) Quada. Chris graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1967 and furthered her education at Kellogg Community College. Throughout the years Chris served in various capacities with Bill Knapp's in Battle Creek, MI, MGM Grand in Reno, NV, Speedway in Saint John's, MI and currently served as CFO for O'Connell Recruiting.

Chris was united in marriage to Peter N. O'Connell at St. Philip Catholic Church in Battle Creek on July 12, 1968; he survives. Also surviving are her daughter, Kristi Grey; son, John P. (Tammy) O'Connell; grandchildren, Shannon O'Connell, Brenna O'Connell, Arnold Gray; great-grandchildren, Landon and Alexis; and siblings, Jeff (Mari) Quada, Cindy (Doug) Milburn, Cheryl Wood, Bruce (Pam) Quada, Brian (Lynne) Quada, Mark (Lauree) Quada, Carol (Richard) Aukerman, Doug (Kathy) Quada, and Connie (Chris) McCowey. Chris was sadly preceded in death by her parents, John and Marjorie Quada.

The Funeral Liturgy to celebrate Chris' life will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 11:00 a.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek with Deacon Al Patrick of St. Philip Catholic Church, officiating. Chris' family will greet friends on Friday, October 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Chris' honor may be directed to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Heart Association. Personal messages and/or favorite memories of Chris may be place at www.farleyestesdowdle.com