EAST PRAIRIE - Christine Redfering, 89, died at 10:45 p.m., July 12, 2008, at the East Prairie Nursing Center.
Born July 11, 1919, in Bertrand, to the late William Alfred and Dollie Kief Blyzes, she lived in Mississippi County her entire life and was a member of the St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie.
On Oct. 3, 1936, in New Madrid County, she married Raymond J. Redfering who preceded her in death on July 1, 1991.
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Raymond Gene and Danny Redfering; three brothers, Alfred Blyzes, Elmo Blyzes and Thurman Blyzes; one sister, Rosalie Banks; and one grandson.
Survivors include: two sons, Ronald Redfering of O'Fallon and Jerry Redfering of East Prairie; four brothers, Paul Blyzes of Pevely, Arthur Blyzes of Bismarck, Bill Blyzes of Castle Rock, Co. and Jack Blyzes of Buford, S.C.; and 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation is at 6 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday with David Dowdy officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Ronald Redfering, Jerry Redfering, Kirk Redfering, Chris Redfering, Brent Redfering and Tre Hammontree.