Sandra Shuman Christian, age 77, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2018
surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Danville PA.
was born at Geisinger Memorial Hospital on March 4, 1940, the daughter of
the late Harold C and Marqueen R Shuman.
was raised in Lime Ridge, graduating with Honors from Bloomsburg High School
Geisinger birthplace was significant since she was born and bred to be a
Geisinger nurse. Following her mother and her two sisters, Sandra graduated
from Geisinger School of Nursing (1962) and in that same year married her
high school sweetheart, John Christian. She followed her husband to North
Carolina for a brief Army stint and then they made their home in Bloomsburg,
PA. In 1973 they moved to Danville, PA where they remained.
was raised in the United Church of Christ, Berwick, PA, but after marriage
became a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bloomsburg, PA for many
years where she served as a Deacon and an Elder. In later years, she was a
member of Grove Presbyterian Church, Danville, PA.
worked briefly for the Geisinger School of Nursing, did private duty nursing
and then focused on raising her girls. Later in life she became a real
estate agent for Villager Realty, Danville.
order to spend leisure time with John, Sandra learned the sport of golf and
enjoyed many years of golfing at Frosty Valley Country Club, competing in
Womenís Central Penn Golf tournaments and serving as Director of both
organizations. She was twice Womenís Club Champion at Frosty Valley Country
Club (1980, 1983), and also earned four Club Championships (2000, 2007,
2011, 2012) at Saddlebrook Resort, Wesley Chapel, FL where John and Sandy
made their winter home for many years. Sandra was relentlessly competitive,
and her golfing friends have shared that they preferred being her partner
rather than being her opponent. Sandra also enjoyed shopping, bridge,
playing Scrabble and doing puzzles, looking forward to the new Cryptoquip
puzzle daily. Above all, her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time
with her family whom she adored.
addition to her husband John, Sandra is survived by two daughters, Beth
Christian (Eric Deeter) Bloomsburg, PA, and Amy Christian, Santa Fe, NM; two
sisters, Ann Burgess, La Mesa, CA, and Jane Kile (Allen), Bloomsburg, PA.
Sandra also delighted in her three grandchildren, Christian LaMotte
(Alyssa), Megan LaMotte and Noquisi Christian-Smith as well as two bonus
grandchildren Bryce Deeter and Sequoia Thron-Smith. The blessing of her last
year was the birth of her great-granddaughter, Lorelei Christine LaMotte,
with whom she enjoyed daily visits.
Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 4:00 PM at
Grove Presbyterian Church 330 Bloom Road Danville PA with the Reverend Dr.
Robert J. Andrews, Pastor Emeritus, officiating. Friends will be received
from 2:30 -3:45 PM in the Great Room of the church. The family will provide
flowers. In honor of Sandraís motherís nursing career, memorial
contributions may be made to the Lutz Nursing Endowment Fund, c/o Geisinger
Health Foundation, MC-25-76, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822 or
TheAmerican Cancer Society PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City OK 73123-1718 or
online at www.cancer.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. www.visneski.com.