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Smart & Edwards Funeral Home

183 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME

OBITUARY

Christine A. (Rollins) McKenney

April 27, 1947September 21, 2019

Skowhegan - Christine Ann (Rollins) McKenney died peacefully at home on September 21, 2019 in Skowhegan, Maine at the age of 72. Christine is survived by her daughter and son-in law Stephen and Amy Noble of Skowhegan Maine, grandsons Michal Noble of Holbrook Mass and Jacob Noble of Rochester NH, granddaughter Taylor McKenney of Peoria AZ, brothers Lawrence (Randy) Rollins and Russ Rollins of Sebec and Winslow Maine and sisters Eileen (Joanie) Pulkkinen and Jeanne Knowles of Jonesport and Abbot Maine. She is preceded in death by her husband David Michael McKenney, her son Michael Alan McKenney, her mother Joanne Priest of Abbot Maine, her in-laws Charles and Evelyn McKenney of Cambridge, Maine, her brother Kenneth (Chuck) Rollins of Abbot Maine and her niece Tiffany Knowles of Abbot, Maine. Christine was born on April 27th in Dover Foxcroft and married her high school sweetheart in 1964. After devoting herself to raising her two children, Christine fulfilled a lifetime dream of opening the Wayside Bed and Breakfast in Parkman, Maine. Little did she know that her third and final career as a unit coordinator at Mayo Regional Hospital would bring her and so many others such comfort and joy. A funeral is scheduled for September 29 at The Federated Church in Skowhegan, Maine at 1:00 pm, with a reception to follow. Reverend Mark Tanner will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Christine’s life. There is much to celebrate! Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine Flowers and condolences may be sent to the Federated Church, 13 Island Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

  • FAMILY

  • Christine is survived by her daughter and son-in law Stephen and Amy Noble of Skowhegan Maine, grandsons Michal Noble of Holbrook Mass and Jacob Noble of Rochester NH, granddaughter Taylor McKenney of Peoria AZ, brothers Lawrence (Randy) Rollins and Russ Rollins of Sebec and Winslow Maine and sisters Eileen (Joanie) Pulkkinen and Jeanne Knowles of Jonesport and Abbot Maine. She is preceded in death by her husband David Michael McKenney, her son Michael Alan McKenney, her mother Joanne Priest of Abbot Maine, her in-laws Charles and Evelyn McKenney of Cambridge, Maine, her brother Kenneth (Chuck) Rollins of Abbot Maine and her niece Tiffany Knowles of Abbot, Maine.

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 29, 2019

Memories

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Rita Reckards

September 29, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with Amy and all of Christine's family and friends at this difficult time. You can be thankful for the memories you have of her in being a part of this special lady's life.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Rita (Vainio) Reckards

Mark and Dora Reed

September 28, 2019

Christine visited her son Michael in Peoria, AZ several times and my wife Dora and I got to know her. What a wonderful, kind, loving soul. We always felt so at ease with Christine. One of my favorite phrases I remember her saying was, “Who needs to fix breakfast when you have pie.” We will miss her dearly. She is back in the loving embrace of Christ.

Rosalyn Campbell

September 26, 2019

So sad to know that she is gone but so glad to know she is in Heaven with Jesus and other family members. I know that we are all created uniquely by God but there never has been or ever will be another Christine or even close. She touched so many lives and leaves a wonderful legacy for all that knew her.

Will never forget when she called me just before opening her bed and breakfast and asked if I wanted to go on an adventure. Well, yes!

We went to New Hampshire to visit with Amy but before coming home went to pick up a few mattresses from a furniture company. She was driving a small Toyota pick up. The gentleman filled it to capacity in the back. He then asked if we weren't going very far. She said only central Maine. He said to be careful and drive slowly because of the load.

I will never forget that as we were leaving the parking lot she started to twang to the theme of the Beverly Hillbillies. :) I laughed all the way home but occasionally had to ask her to maybe slow down just a bit.

Love you, Christine!!

Rosie Campbell

Amy Noble

September 26, 2019

Thank Mom for being the best. ..best mom and grandmother anyone could dream of belonging to.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY