Cristine Gale Finnell

Cristine Finnell passed on to the next phase of her journey on January 25, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Fawna Finnell and Danessa Gray, two sons in law, Anthony Dupuy and Andrew Gray, and her brother, David Shockley. During her time with us, she excelled at being a mother, sister, friend, teacher, confidant and mentor to many. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Michael Finnell. Please come celebrate this phase of her life with us on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society located at 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Missouri, 64133. Visitation is from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and the service starts at 7:00p.m.

Visits: 2


  1. Michael Cox on January 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I did not have many opportunities to talk with Cris, but the times I did were memorable. Cris will always be the one Facebook friend who would try any game and accept any challenge. I will miss that.

  2. Holly Stegeman on January 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I am so grateful to have met her and Mike while working at LMS Wine Creators. We would talk about everything under the sun! I was lucky enough to gain Cris as a client in my salon as well and our friendship bloomed over the years. I loved her no filter tell it like it is attitude! I saw her for the last time last week and we said our normal goodbyes as she was leaving the salon. It is a reminder of how precious your time is here on earth. She always talked so highly of both Danessa and Fawna… I will be praying for you both! <3

  3. Marsha Bradbury on January 28, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I am so terribly sorry for your loss… When it comes to speaking about Cris you can’t really describe her without also describing Michael,what a power couple. Larry and I are so fortunate That they chose us to become friends of theirs. Allowing us to share traditional holiday celebrations and award dinners. I so enjoyed the time that they would bring their closest of friends into Lms just to meet us. They always had a way of making everyone feel special. The early afternoon conversations we would have when no one was in the bar except for the three of us, Of course those conversations were always full of wisdom. The shadowbox still hangs on the wall at Lms It Will always Be very special to me.. You girls know how I’ve come to love you very much,my prayers are with you all!

  4. Bertie Jansssen on January 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

    We will never forget the kindess of Chris and Michael, They will always be in our harts.
    I am happy that our paths did cross a couple of years a go when we where living in the USA. Thanks Cris

  5. Crystal Bauer on January 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Cris was such a wonderful person. I feel so thankful to have worked with her, she had such great life experiences to share and I am a better person through knowing her.

  6. Marla Felder on January 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Danessa and Family,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Marla

  7. Christopher Nolan on January 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I remember when I was looking around for someone to supervise me for practicum and internship and they asked you to do it and you said yes without having met me. That’s when I knew you were someone special. During the time we spent, you always were very kind, encouraging, honest, and so many other things to me. You helped me get through some tough times while I was in school and working at CMHS. I am going to miss you so much. It was a joy to meet such a beautiful person!

  8. Anna Weimer on January 28, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    There wasn’t a day that went by that Cris didn’t surprise me with the amount of knowledge that she had in her mind. She was an interesting, calming, and compassionate mentor to all around her. Cris, I know you have everything you need right now. Enjoy your new journey friend.

  9. Peggy Lawrence on January 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    My life has been forever changed since meeting you a little over 2 years ago. I will forever treasure every moment.

  10. Gina Armitage on January 28, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    There aren’t enough words to describe a woman such as Cris. She looked at and spoke of everyone who crossed her path with such beauty and compassion. She left her legacy with me in more ways than one and I am forever grateful to have became friends with someone such as her.

    Thank you, Cris, for making an impact on my life. We all miss you but know that you will be moving mountains on your new journey!

  11. Will Parker Jr on January 28, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Fair well Cris, I was shocked when I heard the news, Cris was an awesome person and a great supervisor, she will be missed!

  12. Jim Schultz on January 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    It was a pleasure to know both Cris and Mike. Always had a smile on their faces and made such a great couple. She was such a great help to so many including my daughter and will be greatly missed. They are both once again together sharing that glass of wine. Rest in peace my friend. We shall all meet again.

  13. Michelle Rodriguez Gonzalez on January 31, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Fawna & Danessa, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that your father now has a partner to continue his journey on with! Wallace Triplett Bey passed on the same day as your mother. I know in my heart that they are all together in a peaceful place! Your parents were inspiring to the many lives they touched, they may be gone in a physical sense, but their spirit lives on in all those that they touch, myself included! With hugs, Michelle (MCOM, class of 2005)

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