Christine Hausmann

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Christine Mary Hausmann, nee Yarber, 59, of Smithton, IL, born September 27, 1959, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Hausmann spent most of her nursing career at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Yarber Sr.; and one brother, Lawrence Yarber Jr.

Surviving are her loving husband of 37 years, Ron Hausmann whom she married on July 31, 1981;
three children, Daniel (Lisa) Hausmann, Andrew (Gina) Hausmann, and Lisa (Nick) Statuto;
four grandchildren, Ireland, Declan, Brody and Easton Hausmann;
her mother, Nancy, nee Raeber, Yarber;
four brothers, Matt (Kathy) Yarber, Mike (Ann) Yarber, John Yarber, and Greg Yarber;
four sisters, Teresa (Tom) Case, Kathy (Ron) Lynn, Bobbie (Marty) Baldwin, and Mary Zaiter;
one sister-in-law, Phyllis Yarber;
and many nieces and nephews;
great-nieces; and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Family and close friends are invited to visit the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Fr. Stanley Konieczny officiating.

Christine donated her remains to science.


23 Comments on Christine Hausmann

Mary Anne Downen said : Guest Report Jul 25, 2019 at 6:33 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Yarber girls and all of Chris Family. So very sorry for your loss. .

  • Freeburg
  • Illinoid
Jan Azar Goodman said : Guest Report Jul 24, 2019 at 6:44 PM

Chris was such a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. She often spoke about her family and how much they meant to her. She was a special friend to my sister, Liz, and to all of the Azars. We are so saddened that she is no longer lighting up our lives, and we wish you peace in the months to come.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Gary and Jean Beggs said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2019 at 9:49 PM

So sad for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to the Yarber and Hausmann families.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Gary and Jean Beggs said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2019 at 9:46 PM

So sad for your loss. Our deepest sympathy for the Yarber and Hausmann families.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Rhonda D Thessing said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Ron, so sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Mike and Judith Welsh said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2019 at 10:38 PM

I did not know Chris had passed until today (7-22). Judith and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the entire family.

  • Kansas City
  • MO
Diane Heyde said : Guest Report Jul 21, 2019 at 3:32 AM

I was so sorry to hear about Chris. Chris had a great personality and so much fun to be around. Rest in peace.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Rodney Rednour said : Guest Report Jul 21, 2019 at 2:32 AM

I wish to express my deepest regrets I apologize for not being at the service this morning- I miss read & My son Chas & I are ready to go in the morning- I had him get a good outfit together & I already set my alarm I don’t know how I missed it & read Sunday, instead of Saturday My timing has been off lately & I feel that My Aunt Chris Hausmann was taking from this Earth way too soon also. She was only 59 & had a lot of Love & Life & Laughter to still share I don’t know how I made such a dumb mistake- I am sorry. Aunt Chris’ spirit lives on & I know she loves me & forgives me. I want all the Hausmann family to know that I am here for them any time they call. I appreciate all the happy memories & I dearly loved my Aunt Chris Hausmann.

  • Marissa
  • IL
Tim and Cathy Nesbit said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Mrs. Yarber, Bobbie, Teresa and family, We are so sorry for your terrible loss. The only way I can cope with losing Colleen is to know Chris and Colleen have begun new lives in Heaven, a beginning and not an end. Much love!

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Cathy Shubert said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2019 at 5:33 PM

My deepest sympathies to the families of Christine. We met years ago, and I always she was such a warm and happy person. We had nursing in common, and she always made me feel welcome at the Yarber family gatherings. Kindness is never forgotten. May the Lord give you comfort even thru the sorrow of her passing.

  • Okawville
  • Illinois
Malissa Martin said : Guest Report Jul 19, 2019 at 6:06 PM

The main street gals lost a super duper member...oh how I remember the day the Yarber gals moved to Main. Chris was a cental player.....always, caring, funny and a solid friend through thick and thin. She lived her life with gusto...the entire Yarber and Hausmann family are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP

  • Lawrenceburg
  • Indiana
Deborah Jones said : Guest Report Jul 19, 2019 at 3:20 PM

My deepest sympathy to Ron, Dan, Andy, Lisa and all your families. Chris was a super room mother and always so helpful, kind and generous to me. I loved her smile and energy to get things done. She will be sadly missed. Deb Garbs Jones

  • Okawville
  • Illinois
Mary & Kirk Jodan said : Guest Report Jul 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM

We had the gift of knowing, loving, and sharing a bit of Chris's life. She always had a positive approach to all life's problems and was willing to help you solve them. Her gift of humor and gab made any situation fun and this was very useful in nursing. She was an excellent nurse! Her patients and staff loved her. This is where I meant Chris. We were working partners at Memorial Hospital in Belleville IL. I did not know it at the time but she was a blessing in my life. She shared her Yarber family with me many Christmas' baking cookies. It was a day of holiday fun that I will always treasure with a very loving family. May God Bless her husband and children,Mom, sisters, bother,and other family members at her untimely death to undertand and to go on and live life to the fullest like she did. She loved you all! She shared many stories about her children that she treasured. I can only imagine how she adored her grandchildren. And Ron, what can I say, you were her only love! You have our deepest sympathy. Love to all , Mary & Kirk

  • Gastonia
  • NC
Theresa and Gene Ostert said : Guest Report Jul 19, 2019 at 1:04 PM

Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. We were very fortunate to know Chris and she was a tremendous, caring and loving person. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers will continue for all of you.

  • Hobart
  • Wi
Barbara & Dan Statuto said : Guest Report Jul 19, 2019 at 4:04 AM

Chris was a good soul and one of the funniest women I ever knew. Wish we would have had more time with her. We are blessed to have her dear daughter Lisa as one of our own. Our love, prayers and sympathy go out to her amazing husband, mother, sisters, brothers and all of the Hausmann and Yarber family. Dan & Barbara Statuto

  • Tulsa
  • OK
Patty Jurkowski said : Guest Report Jul 19, 2019 at 2:06 AM

Yarber family- I'm so sorry to hear about Chris- what a fighter! So many fun memories from our grade school, high school and after high school days! Such a wonderful family, my prayers go with all of you and may you find happiness and comfort when you remember all the love that surrounded Chris.

  • Saint Peters
  • MO
Annette Litteken said : Guest Report Jul 18, 2019 at 6:50 PM

So sorry to hear about Chris. My deepest sympathy to your family. Annette

  • SC
Liz Reeves Sparks said : Guest Report Jul 18, 2019 at 6:46 PM

My deepest condolences to Ron and to Chris’s beloved children and their spouses and to her grandchildren. I am so sorry for her long, hard illness and her too-early death. May God give you all comfort.

  • Menomonee Falls
  • WI
Tabitha Kinsella said : Guest Report Jul 18, 2019 at 5:14 PM

What a special lady. She always had a smile and kind words. She will be missed.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Kathy Skeesick said : Guest Report Jul 18, 2019 at 3:05 PM

My deepest sympathy to the Hausemann & Yarber Families. Chris & I worked together at Memorial in Belleville. She was a wonderful person & nurse. She & I would trade shifts. She worked for me during HS football season so I could watch my son play & I would work for her during HS basketball season so she could watch her son play. She will be greatly missed!

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Julie Weber said : Guest Report Jul 17, 2019 at 9:45 PM

To the family of Chris Hausmann: you have my deepest sympathy. Chris, you will be missed! I had the pleasure of going to grade school and high school with some of the Yarber family. They have a great outlook on life.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Ron & Kim Hampton said : Guest Report Jul 17, 2019 at 9:04 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Chris' family. She was an amazing friend and will be missed greatly. Rest peacefully Chris.

  • New Athens,
  • IL
Tina Marie Bonn said : Guest Report Jul 17, 2019 at 6:36 PM

Chris was an awesome person and I was lucky to know her. Even with everything she had going on, she was kind enough to help me through my tough times. That is just the type of person she was, so kind hearted. My condolences are with the Yarber family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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