Christine Elizabeth Ebert

December 21, 1938February 13, 2021

Christine Elizabeth Ebert, 82, of Rockford, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Born December 21, 1938 in Rockford. Daughter of Faye and Ella (Dahlgren) Baxter. United in marriage to Henry Theodore Ebert on January 17, 1959. He predeceased her on July 11, 2002. In her younger years she worked as a Bookkeeper for Piggly Wiggly. She took her love of antiquing and opened a store where she owned and operated Chris’ Antiques for 40 years. In her spare time she loved antiquing giving new life to old things from buttons to old trucks, traveling to Florida and playing cards. She spent time with her husband and grandkids most weekends.

Survived by her daughters, Kelly Darden, Cammy (Gordy) Cushman; grandchildren, Justin Darden, Randall (Maija) Darden, Alayna (Jeff) Matschke, Piper (Mason) Crosby, Seth Cushman; great-granddaughter, Rowen Matschke; sister, Bonita (Harry) Porter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents; spouse; brothers, Mark Baxter and Jack Baxter.

Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 19 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation at noon until time of service. Burial following in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Christine’s name to either Crimson Pointe or Heartland Hospice. To share a condolence


  • Gordy Cushman
  • Harry Porter
  • Randall Darden
  • Seth Cushman
  • Jeff Matcshke
  • Mason Crosby


  • Celebration of Life Visitation

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service

    Friday, February 19, 2021



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Kevin Lee

February 20, 2021

Always smiling and happy. And a great family.

Jeanne Rowell

February 17, 2021

Chris was always so sweet. When she had her antique store by us, she was so patient to teach my kids about antiques.
Chris, you made life a little sweeter each time we talked.
Thank you!
Condolences to all the family.

Sharon Effler

February 15, 2021

Such a sweet woman. What a pleasure caring for her at Crimson Points, and listening to her stories you will be truly missed Chris. RIP.