Mary Patricia Clifford Christie

October 24, 1928August 31, 2018

Mary Patricia (Clifford) Christie, 89, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 31, 2018. Mary was born October 24, 1928 in Delphi, Indiana to James and Helen (McKay) Clifford. She was one of eight children. Mary was a graduate of Delphi High School, earned her B.S degree in Education from Indiana State Teachers College in 1950, and a Masters Degree in Education from Butler University in 1972. Mary was married in 1952 to Charles L. Christie and raised seven children. Mary was an elementary school teacher with Indianapolis Public Schools 51 and 26 for 30 years. After retiring in 1993, Mary continued to substitute teach for the IPS school system for an additional 15 years until the age of 80. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church. Mary is preceded in death by her son Steven Christie, sisters Marie Clifford, Marjorie Clifford, Helen Bernard and Dorothy Lidester as well as her brothers Maurice Clifford, Jack Clifford and Dick Clifford. She is survived by her children Ann Sherlock, Lee (Liz) Christie, Nancy (Tim) White, Keith (Kathy) Christie, Dennis (Teresa) Christie, Denise (Dan) Demeter, sister, Joan Clifford, 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 8th at 11 am at Little Flower Catholic Church with visitation from 9 to 11 am. Services entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. Tributes may be made at


  • Helen Clifford, Mother
  • James Clifford, Father
  • Ann Sherlock, Daughter
  • Lee (Liz) Christie, Son
  • Nancy (Tim) White, Daughter
  • Keith (Kathy) Christie, Son
  • Dennis (Teresa) Christie, Son
  • Denise (Dan) Demeter, Daughter
  • Steven Christie, Son
  • Joan Clifford, Sister
  • Marie Clifford, Sister
  • Marjorie Clifford, Sister
  • Helen Bernard, Sister
  • Dorothy Lidester, Sister
  • Maurice Clifford, Brother
  • Jack Clifford, Brother
  • Dick Clifford, Brother
  • Mary is also survived by her 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 8, 2018

Mary Patricia Clifford Christie

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Margo Korb

September 6, 2018

May God give your family His peace and strength.

With thoughts and prayers,
Dennis and Margo Korb

Jean Miller Ankrom

September 5, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you.


jackie bohannon calvert

September 5, 2018

Mrs. Christie was my 3rd grade teacher at IPS#51. She was one of my favorites. Thoughts and prayers to her family. Fly high and soar Mrs. Christie

Julie Lidester

September 4, 2018

Aunt Mary was my inspiration. I respected her strength, and loved her humor! Whenever I would feel overwhelmed with my seven children, I would think of Aunt Mary. She would help me push through.
She and her sisters were truly extraordinary, and their relationship with each other, well, it kept us all entertained.
Last, but not least, she always brought chocolate cake!!!!
Love to all of the Christies,
Julie Lidester