Christie Ann Gilliland
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  • the family in care of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses.
    628 West Main Street
    Kent, OH 44240-2212

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“Dear Duane, Laura, Diana, and all of Chris's family and loved ones. We are so very sorry about your dear Christie's untimely early death. We know...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Jimmy Acord and Suzi Shie - OH

“Rest In Peace my friend!! You will be forever in my heart and thoughts!! You was a good momma to your children and a good friend to me!! Miss and <3...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: John Webb - Kent, OH - friend

“I REMEMBER MOVING TO KENT OHIO AND NOT KNOWING A SOUL BUT MY HUSBAND, I GOT A JOB AT GABES AND THATS WHERE I MET SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LADY, CHRISTIE. I...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: CHRISTY VARGO - RAVENNA, OH

“Christie, I can't think of one particular memory because we have so many. Some are so crazy, if I were to tell, people would look at me like I was...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa - Kent, OH - best friend

“Christie I will miss you very much. It took me by surprise to hear that God had flown you home as I had just talked to you a couple of days before...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Beyers - Streetsboro, OH

“Gosh Christie, i cant believe that you just texted me a few days ago telling me how happy you were and how you were getting married. Then i get...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Raygan - Kent, OH - friends

“RIP my old friend, you will be missed... ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Alan - Ravenna, OH - friend

“Mom, You were the most amazing person I have ever met. You gave me such a beautiful life and taught me to be the woman I am today. I love you so...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Diana Stein - Kent, OH - Daughter


Christie Ann (Boyd) Gilliland, 44, of Kent, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, KS.

She was born November 9, 1967 in Mansfield to Thomas James and Sue (Wright) Boyd. Christie earned her Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Fortis College. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church; and a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School.

She is survived by daughter, Diana (Josh) Stein of Kent; sons, James Boyd of Kent, Tyler Gilliland of Kent, Adam Gilliland of Kent, and Daniel Gilliland of Kent; granddaughter, Alyssa Stein of Kent; sister, Laura (Bill Lindsey) Boyd of Ravenna; brothers, Phil (Mer) Aber of Streetsboro and Eric (Melinda) Boyd of Pittsburgh, PA; a niece; numerous nephews; step-father, Duane Hart of Ravenna; fiancé, Frank Mullis; the father of her children, John Gilliland; and ALL the rest of a large and loving family.
Memorial services will be held 6PM Friday, March 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Elizabeth Hazelton officiating. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses.