Christa G. Conrad passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Cremation has been entrusted with Potts Chapel of Independence Kansas.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00am at the Headley Funeral Chapel, 813 State St., in Augusta Kansas. A “Thank You” lunch will follow.
Christa Geneva Conrad was born January 15, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the daughter of Albert Jr. and Bonnie (Maggard) Brown. She grew up in August, Kansas graduating from Augusta High School in 1978. She married the love of her life Don Conrad on September 30, 1978 in Augusta, Kansas. They made their home there before moving to Independence in 2005 and then to Elk City in 2009.
Christa had worked for the Intrust Bank of Augusta and Eldorado, manager of the Microtel Hotel and the Commerce Bank both in Independence. She also worked at the Mid Kap Headstart in Augusta, earning her Early Childhood Development Certificate through the University of Kansas. She worked as a Paraprofessional for USD 402 at Lincoln Elementary School.
Christa loved her horse Shay and her bull Button dearly and enjoyed raising bottle calves. Mostly, she loved spending time with her husband, sons and grandchildren.
Those preceding her in death are her mother Bonnie J. Brown, brother Albert J. Brown III, sister Rebecca Martin, maternal grandparents; Geneva and Berlie Maggard, paternal grandparents; Christa and Albert J. Brown Sr., brother in law Melvin Little, sister in laws; Nina Norvell and Maxine Little, 4 nieces and nephews and her beloved granddaughter Kylie Conrad.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, sons; Craig and Brandi Conrad of Tonkawa, OK., Heath and Ashley Conrad of Lumberton, TX., and Lucas and Areona Conrad of Wichita, KS., 13 grandchildren; Shalee, Kayla, Lily, Savannah, Jr., Madisyn, Alysa Brown, Angel, Austin, Ashton, Paxton, Rory, and Tatum, her father Albert, sister: Tammy and Mike Kronmiller of Arkansas City, KS., brother: John and Natalie Brown of Wichita, KS., sister: April Brown of Ark City, KS., brother in law: Wesley Little of Benton, KS. and Dale Martin, brother in law and sister in law: Tom and Mary Little of Andover, KS. and Wilma and John Kunkel of Dardanelle, ARK., sister in law: Phyllis Morrison of Fox, ARK. and many aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews.
On May 13th 2017 one of the most beautiful souls I have ever known traded in her land legs for a pair of beautiful angel wings. Aunt Christa Conrad, thank you for showing the beauty in little moments in life and for sharing your love for God's creatures and the simple country life. I will forever miss your curly blonde hair, your beautiful eyes, text messages and pictures of encouragement, and the incredible host you became for anyone who visited your home because you always loved to spoil the ones you love. You inspire me daily to take a breather and look back at the blessings that God bestows upon us daily. While you left us all way too early you left us with memories that are PRICELESS.
Elia BrownWichita, KS
Chris I don't know what to say except just that you will be missed. Your caring heart, open smile and love and acceptance of all things ensure me your spirit is in heaven now. Thank you for being a sister I never had and for caring for our family in ways too numerous to mention. Your memory will be cherished always in my heart and by those on earth who were fortunate enough to have known you. You have been and always will be loved.
Natalie BrownWichita, KS
Don/ Boys- our hearts continue to go out to comfort you all. So, so very sorry.
As we all know, my sister (your wife/ mom) is now with her Mother and Sis, and Brother now on a porch in heaven. Mom is combing her beautiful locks of colorful, bright hair and she smiles down on her boys and mate within this life.
john b. (brother of this beautiful person in our lives)wichita, KS
... she has always been my Big sis 'Angel' here in this world.... she'll just now get back to heaven and claim her wings... love ya Sis.-----our family's Hummingbird!
I am thankful to God for her not to suffer, and all Chris' pain is gone-- forever.
-amen, her faith kept her strong thru it all.
john b. brown (brother of this wonderful, beautiful person)wichita, KS
My memories of you are happy ones. Beautiful lady inside and out. Thoughts and prayers are with Don and your family. RIP
Kathlena Ruffino (Kitten Chorn...as known in high school)Houston, TX
I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Christa at Lincoln years ago. She was always so great with the kids. My own sons who were attending at the time adored her. She will be missed and never forgotten.
Diane LoweryAugusta, KS
Sorry for loss.my deepest condolences
Thomas wootenKountze, TX
Don, I went to school with you and Christa. I always thought Christa was so beautiful with her long legs, blond hair and big beautiful smile! I was heartbroken to hear of her illness and passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family; may God wrap His arms around you and give you peace, comfort and strength during this time. Remember, God blessed us with the gift of memories...lean on those memories, they will give you comfort, smiles and the peace of knowing she is always with you. Sonya
Sonya Happy DrakeAndover, KS
You were a great friend and loved by all!! I graduated with you in 1978!! I wish I had I known you were so close to me, I live in Independence!! RIP Christa!! Prayers for all!!
Patty WilliamsIndependence, KS
I worked with Don at Marcor from 2011 to 2013, my condolences to the family.
Rick VergeCherryvale, KS
I am so sorry to hear this! Christa helped me transition from Wichita Public Schools to Augusta with my reading skills in 1st grade. I am sorry to hear of the passing of her and truly give you guys my prayers during your time of grieving.
Kacia Robison (Wedel)Durant, OK