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In Memory Of
Christine Pulliam
1949 2024

Christine Pulliam

December 22, 1949 — February 10, 2024

Mrs. Christine 'Chris' Pulliam, 74, of Beavercreek, OH passed quietly from this life in her home on Saturday night, February 10, 2024. Chris had been waging war against abdominal cancer since August, 2022, when emergency gallbladder surgery revealed the disease.

Mrs. Pulliam was born in DeKalb, IL on December 22, 1949 and graduated from Genoa-Kingston High School (GKHS) in 1968. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold R. and Barbara A. (Letheby) Aldis, and by Hillary Faith (34), the youngest of the Pulliam's 7 children. Christine is survived by her husband, Dean W. Pulliam and surviving children and their families: Andrew & Melinda (Doughty) and Addison Grace of Franklin, TN and their son Gavin Pulliam of Sunbury, OH; Nathan & Jennifer (Cope) and Maddox and Berkeley of Powell, OH and their son Caleb Menges and wife, Christina of North Carolina; Zachary & Hillary (Norton) and Rylan of Clarkston, MI; Caleb & Stephanie (Albertus) and Evan and Arthur of Delaware, OH; Ivy Pulliam and Isabella of Beavercreek, OH, and; Emily (Pulliam) & Lamont Brown and Jayden, Layla and Daylen of Westerville, OH. Chris is also survived by her younger brother, David and Roberta (Deming) Aldis of Sycamore, IL and her sister-in-law, Dale (Pulliam) & Ed Wicus of The Villages, FL and a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida and Maryland.

A popular member of her high school class, Chris was an accomplished student and very involved in school & community groups. She was active in: Future Homemakers of America; Girls Athletic Association; Latin Club; Dramatics Club and musical productions; Medical Careers Club; Band and several Choral groups; Girl Scouts, Summer softball league and Methodist Youth Fellowship. During her Junior year, Chris was selected as Section 22 Representative to the FHA National Convention in Los Angeles. She was elected to the National Honor Society, and as a Senior, was selected by classmates and GKHS faculty to receive the DAR Good Citizen Award for 1968.

Following high school, Chris enrolled in the nurses training program at Rockford (IL) Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. In August, 1971 she graduated, receiving her RN diploma. In September, 1971 she married Dean, then a student at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana campus. Chris began work in the Mercy Hospital (Urbana, IL) Coronary Intensive Care Unit, one of the most advanced emergency coronary care facilities in the US at the time.

Professional opportunities afforded the Pulliam family to live and work in Illinois, West Virginia, Nebraska and Ohio, where they have made many friends. No one who ever visited Chris' home left hungry or sad. She was a joy-filled, loving spirit who graciously welcomed neighbors, guests and relatives each time they visited. The "Pulliam House" was THE PLACE to gather for all her children's friends…and for years, was the neighborhood hangout all Summer long.

Chris enrolled in The Dayton School of Medical Massage in 1996 and upon graduation began private practice as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). In 2002, Chris founded Far Hills Health & Wellness Center in Kettering, OH. While she specialized in Neurointegration, Sport Recovery, Lymphatic Drainage, and Cranial Sacral Therapies, she engaged a diverse array of healing arts professionals who practiced in her Center. Over a 16-year career Chris and her colleagues treated thousands of inured and hurting clients, and mentored many young professionals just beginning their healing arts careers.

In her 'free time' Chris became an accomplished stained and leaded glass artist, crafting beautiful window hangings, lamps and transom inserts. She was a skilled baker and cake decorator, which added to memorable family birthdays…even once accepting a bride's request to create and decorate her wedding cake.

Chris beamed when greeted as 'Momma P' or 'Mrs. P' by her children's many friends; Christine was respected and loved deeply and will be missed immensely by so many, most certainly by her family. May she rest in peace, free from pain and suffering, knowing they look forward to being with her once again in times to come.

Visitation will be held from 3:00pm-5:00pm, on Monday, February 19, 2024, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, where a Celebration of her Life will begin at 5:00pm.


Christine's service will be livestreamed at the scheduled service time. Click here to view the service.

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