Christine Duell

Born: Tue., May 5, 1953
Died: Mon., Sep. 14, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 26, 2020
Location: Sheffield United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Sep. 26, 2020
Location: Sheffield United Methodist Church

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Christine A. Duell went to be with her Savior on Monday, September 14, 2020. Christine was born May 17, 1953, the daughter of the late Jerry and Ann Wagner Spetz. A lifelong area resident, Christine was a 1971 graduate of the Sheffield High School. She then studied at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and obtained her teaching degree. She then worked for the Warren County School District for thirty- five years, from which she retired. The Lord gave her 67 years of life filled with a passion to love and serve those around her. She spent many years investing in others as a dedicated wife, mother, grammy, sister, friend, and schoolteacher. She loved people! Most importantly, she loved Jesus Christ—her only hope for eternal salvation. Christine is survived by her husband, David L. Duell, whom she married on July 24, 1976; a daughter, Amanda Weir and her husband Mark, of Harmony Twp., PA ; a son, David Duell and his wife Valerie, of Valley City, Ohio; three sisters, Marsha Harris and husband Jim, of Warren, PA, Cheryl Bullock, of Sheffield, PA, and Lisa Overbeck and husband Harry, of Sheffield, PA; two brothers, Jerry Spetz of Erie, and Tom Spetz and wife Kate, of Warren; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She will be missed! Friends and family members will be welcomed at the Sheffield United Methodist Church 11 W Main Street, Sheffield, PA, on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10AM to 12PM with a memorial service immediately following. Family and friends will be received for a light lunch at the same location after the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bible Centered Ministries (BCM) International (201 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601) Account #12146. Those wishing to send condolences online may do so by visiting

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Beth (Burlingame)Driscoll
   Posted Thu September 17, 2020
Dear David & family: So very sorry to hear of Chris's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of our growing up years. She will be missed.

Trisha L Kafferlin
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
Amanda and family, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart truly goes out to you all. May you find comfort in each other in this difficult time. Much love to you all.

Margaret Weir
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. Grammy was such a wonderful person.

Cindy Striegel
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
Dearest Dave and Family, my heart hurts for you all,and for all who knew and loved Chris. She was such a wonderful person. I can go on and on about that,but everyone who had the honor to know and love Chris already know what she was about. I will miss her so much because she touched my life and I'm all the richer for knowing Christine Duell.Sending hugs, love and prayers. Gods speed my Friend!

Theresa Hulings
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
So sorry for your loss , she was an amazing person , mother and teacher . She will be missed

Marla McMeans
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the entire family. May you always feel her with you with love, strength, and guidance. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Fawn McCurdy
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
Amanda and family just wanted to let you know you all are in my thoughts. My prayers go
Out to you all . She was an amazing woman and will be truly missed by everyone she has encountered.

Jomary Kervin
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
I am so sorry for you loss.Always enjoyed talking to your mom.She was a wonderful lady .prayers to all.

Dianne (Polimene) Pepka
   Posted Sat September 19, 2020
Dear Dave and family. Chris was one of my best friends when we were growing up. Although we didn’t keep in touch after we graduated, I have so many wonderful memories of her and how special she was. I have no doubt she heard the words, “well done good and faithful servant” for that is what she was. I’m so sorry for your profound loss and pray for comfort and peace for you and your family in the difficult days ahead. She will he surely missed, but we know we will see her again! May God bless you always.

The Rice Family
   Posted Sat September 19, 2020
Dear Duell Family,
We are saddened to hear of your beloved wife, mother, and sister. We are praying for you to be comforted and strengthened by our loving heavenly Father through your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. May God give you the strength you need for each trying moment and day. Remember that the Lord will never forsake or abandon His children. You will have hard and lonely days but God will always be there to help you and to cause you to grow in your faith and spiritual maturity. Remember that God is the God of all comfort. Praying for you, The Rices in Medina, Ohio.

Katherine Baker Bowley and Kate and Bryden
   Posted Mon September 21, 2020
Dear David and family,
We send our deepest sympathy to you and all around you. May you be comforted through your faith.
I personally loved working with Chris. Not only was it fun to just sit and chat, hear her stories, laugh, and relax with her after school, but also because she always had such positive and fun energy; she came up with creative ideas, was easygoing, and consistently thought about what the students needed. She was an excellent teacher, colleague, friend, and her faith was solid. . She was strong throughout her struggle with cancer and that in itself shows undying faith. May all of you be comforted knowing she is at peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love and respect, The Bowley Family

Pamela Lucks
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
My dearest sympathies as you remember Christine. She always had a beautiful smile. Prayers for her families. Heaven has another precious Angel.
Pam (English) Lucks

Chloe Shaffer
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
I’m so very sorry for your loss! I can’t imagine what a blast she’s having in heaven! She was one of my very few favorites. Lots of love and prayers to you all

Sharon Petruney
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
Dear Dave and family, we all were so saddened to learn of the loss of Chris here on earth. She was always an example of Christ's love, a blessing to know. Her faith, friendliness, and laughter were her identity, and her joy was contagious. I was confident that kids were getting the very best when she was the teacher, whether at school or a church activity. As much as she will truly be missed by so many, what an awesome truth it is that she is with Jesus, laughing and loving with Him. There's no doubt she is having an amazing reunion with loved ones who were there before her arrival. Chris knows what we can only imagine of the glorious eternal home God is preparing for us. Wait near the gate, Chris, because we're coming, too!

Carmallita, Maxwell & Cameron Weir
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
Dear Amanda and beloved family,
It broke my heart to see your mom passed away. I’m so sorry for your pain and sadness. I pray for God’s peace and comfort for all of you to cope through. Christine was a wonderful, loving, kind and delightful mom, grandmother, friend, sister, and teacher. Her heart was full of life and love!!
We love her. We shall miss her.
Love always,

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