McKeage, Christine Mary, Hemlock, Michigan

Our beloved wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at her home, age 57 years. Chris was born in Saginaw, Michigan September 25, 1957 the daughter of Jacqueline (Kostick) and the late Thomas A. O'Dell, Sr. She was a 1976 graduate of St. Charles High School. She married Gregory A. McKeage April 16, 1983 and he survives her. Chris loved spending time with her family, cooking up a feast. She loved being a grandma. She always kept in touch with her family and friends via the phone. She enjoyed sitting out on the back porch in the sun, drinking coffee. Chris was a "bargain shopper" and passed this trait onto her family. In addition to her husband, Greg and mother, Jacqueline, Chris is survived by three children, Gregory A. McKeage, Jr. (Kristen Kelly), Leslie A. McKeage (Tyler Bell) and Ryan A. McKeage (Emily Keyes); two grandchildren, Jacob and Korinne; 10 siblings, Tom (Darlene) O'Dell, Rick (Ruth) O'Dell, Sue (Mike) Hare, Patty (Rick) Hamilton, Chuck (Crystal) O'Dell, Mary (Norm) Hamilton, Cathy O'Dell (Jim Schmidt), Don (Reena) O'Dell, Judy (Rick) Cooper and Janet (Brian) Royal; a brother-in-law, Rick (Donnie) McKeage; a sister-in-law, Kenna (Bob) Morgan; a special cousin, Cindy Barber; many nieces, nephews, cousins and her devoted companions, Coco and Bailey. She was predeceased by her father, Thomas A. O'Dell, Sr., her sister, Debbie O'Dell; a nephew, Andrew O'Dell and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Shirley McKeage. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 8695 Gratiot Road, with Rev. Julie Bailey officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the family wishes.