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January 9, 1957 - January 9, 2020

In accordance with her wish cremation will take place and the family will hold a service to honor her life at a later date. Those wishing to make a lasting gift in Christine’s memory may make a memorial to the Olney Family (checks payable to Joseph Olney), c/o the funeral home.

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Age 63, passed away unexpectedly at home on the morning of her birthday, January 9, 2020. She was born in Kalamazoo on January 9, 1957, the daughter of the late Walter and Audrey (Billman) Ludwig. Christine was a kind, loving and gentle woman. She had a servant’s heart and was always willing to help those in need. She used this gift to help children in the Special Education Department of Comstock Schools where she worked as a Para-Pro for several years. When not working, she enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening or mushroom hunting with her husband. Above all Christine loved her family and was especially proud of her children and grandchildren. She leaves behind many wonderful memories to cherish. On February 18, 1989, she married Joseph Olney who survives. She is also survived by two children, Wendy and Heather Rodriguez; an “almost daughter,” Shannon (Lynn) Carpenter; three grandchildren, Caleb Sugden, Jace Elijah Rodriguez, HarLeigh Rodriguez; great-grandson, Leighem Sugden; three siblings, Becky (Brad) Smith, Chuck Ludwig, Randy Ludwig; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Christine is also preceded in passing by two siblings, Nancy Alford and Wendy Kay Ludwig and a granddaughter, Christalyn Rodriguez.