Christine L. Sullivan, 64, of Geneseo, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo, with the Rev. Christopher Ritter officiating. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo.

Christine L. Sullivan, 64, of Geneseo, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo, with the Rev. Christopher Ritter officiating. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo.

A private burial will be held Monday, Sept. 10. Memorials and donations in lieu of flowers may be directed to Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s (www.pedaling4parkinsons.org).

Chris was born June 1, 1954 in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of James and Jackie Sprinkle. She graduated from Palatine High School in 1972. She attended Cornell College where she met her husband, Douglas, eventually graduating from Illinois State University in 1976.

She worked several jobs throughout her life, including waitressing, sales and as an aerobics instructor. In recent years, she was Director of Congregational Care at First United Methodist Church in Geneseo, retiring after over 10 years of service. Chris was a devoted believer in Jesus Christ with a servant’s heart, loved by the entire congregation.

Chris loved to dance and was a member of a dance troupe which toured Europe during college. Later she performed liturgical dance for her church. She performed and taught dance at any opportunity.

Her hobby was caring for people. Chris was always sending someone a card or note, making a phone call to catch up, or buying that special gift to express her love to family and friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Doug; sons, Matthew and Kyle; daughter, Lauren (Jeriah) Williams; her mother and father; three brothers, Jim, Scott and Kurt; a sister, Laurie, and her mother-in-law, Gramma Dee. She had a special love for her grandsons, Greyson and Miles and her granddaughter, Bianca. She loved her dog, Ellie.