Christine Furticella

Christine Furticella, 82, of Wabasha, Minn., died on Dec. 20, 2012. Born on June 21, 1930, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Paul A. Jones and Polly (Cross) Pleak.

Surviving her are her children, Lorie (Gary) Coan of Greenfield, Gregory (Betsy) Lipps of Greenfield, David Lipps of Stewart, Fla., Christopher (Vicki) Lipps of Phoenix, Ariz., and Cindy (Norm) Houseman of Lafayette; grandchildren, Shannon Lipps, Alex Lipps, Sarah Ropte, Allison Stieneker, Ben Lipps, Kelly Lipps, Adam Lipps, Julia Lipps, Lee Jackson, and Trina Gaskin; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Wickham of Indianapolis; and companion, Art Boyum.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Anthony Furticella; former husband, Roy Pratt; former husband, Stephen Lipps; son, Stephen Lipps, Jr.; one grandson; daughter-in-law, Sandi Lipps; and brother, Paul Jones, Jr.

Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.  Burial will take place at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Food Pantry, 741 State Rd. 9, Greenfield, IN, 46140. Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at or email condolences to