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Ola Mae (Bland) Christie, 91 of Springfield, passed away on June 1, 2022.

On March 17, 1950, Ola married Keith Christie, of Pea Ridge, AR. She and her husband were lifetime members of University Heights Baptist Church. Ola was a loving wife and mother who raised three daughters. She was active in the school PTA and helped lead activities for her daughter’s Girl Scout troops and Campfires. Ola worked at Montgomery Wards at Battlefield Mall from 1970 until she retired in 1996.

Ola is survived by her daughters Pam Honeycutt, Gail Fry (Randy) and Monica Lewis (Jimmy), seven grandchildren, Danielle Vess (Zern), Janelle Wood (John), Josh Fry (Jonnie), Kendrah Banks, Michelle Whisenant (Garrett), Dustin Lewis (Lindsey), Chase Lewis, thirteen great-grandchildren, and will be greatly missed by many other family members, neighbors, friends, and her loyal companion Kipper.

Visitation will be Friday, June 10, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with funeral services on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow at McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery in Nixa, MO.

Flowers and/or memorial contributions to Cancer Research of the Ozarks or the Greater Missouri Chapter for the Alzheimer’s Association are equally welcome.