ELKHART — Kristi Kay Neice, 57, of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday, June 11, at Woodland Manor Nursing Home.
Kristi was born March 18, 1957, in Jonesboro, Ark., to the late Floyd V. and Peggy J. (Hall) Campbell.
Survivors include her children, Joe (fiancée Elaine Henke) Neice of Goshen and Staci (Gary) Oliva of Crown Point. Surviving as well are her grandchildren, Connor and Brittlynn Oliva and Addison Neice. Kristi is also survived by her sisters, Karen Redman of Elkhart and Cindy (Mike) Brown of Granger.
Visitation will be for an hour prior to the 7 p.m. Monday, June 16, memorial service at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola.
Kristi went to college as an adult and graduated with honors at the age of 39. She worked as a medical assistant in nephrology before being diagnosed, at the age of 46, with Alzheimer’s disease. As her disease progressed, she helped with custodial duties at New Hope United Methodist Church in Elkhart, where she was a longtime member.
She was a kind-hearted person who loved her family immensely. She enjoyed walking daily and helping children at an after-school care program for many years. Kristi also loved music, played the piano and wrote poetry.
Kristi’s family would like to thank the staff of Woodland Manor for their many years of dedication to Kris during her time with them.
In her memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. To light a virtual candle, and leave an online condolence for the family, please visit our website at www.chapelhillmemorial.com.