Obituary of Christine McKenna (1944 – 2021) – Marin County, California

Christine C. McKenna It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Christine “Chris” McKenna, our loving and caring mother, on September 13, 2021 at the age of 77 years. Christine is survived by her children, Jon Wyville and Heather Wyville (Don Joslin); grandchildren Lucie and Helena; and “that son of a bitch” cat Lola who now resides with Lucie in Washington. Christine is predeceased by her parents, her brother Fredrick and her husband Patrick. She was born to George and Evelyn Balzer on March 30, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio. After spending many years moving around the Midwest, she finally landed in Medina, Ohio, where she had a very successful career as Vice President of Marketing at Plasti-Kote. It was there that she met her husband, Patrick. Some of the highlights of his career include: the famous line “the country setting will never go out of style” during an interview on a local morning show; creating Fleck Stone, the original stone-like finish spray paint, and creating hundreds of smart names to match Plasti-Kote paint colors. Patrick and Christine spent wonderful years together in Medina, where they built their dream home, traveled the world and enjoyed entertaining their families. Christine loved gardening and for anyone who had the pleasure of viewing her Ohio garden, the memory of her beauty will surely remain. After her husband passed away, Christine moved to Greenbrae, California in 2017 to be closer to her family. She loved Marin, especially the closeness to her children. She enjoyed going to the local farmer’s market with her daughter, having dinner with the family, Judge Judy, Dateline, Words with Friends, and shopping. She despised her local pharmacy. Christine’s family will be forever grateful for being able to live so close to her during the last years of her life. They cherished the time they spent together filled with love and laughter. His kind heart, dry wit and great sense of humor will be missed forever. At Christine’s request, there will be no funeral and her memorial will be private for immediate family members only. Those who wish to honor her life can donate on her behalf to SNAP Cats, dedicated to the rescue and care of cats with special needs,

Published by Marin Independent Journal from September 24-26, 2021.

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