Christina Marie “Christy” (Bennett) Walden, 32, Iola, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Christy was born Sept. 25, 1981, in Iola, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Dietrich) Bennett. She grew up in Iola, Kincaid and Texas before returning to Iola. She graduated from Iola High School in 2000.
On June 23, 2013, Christy married Mitchal Walden. She was a CMA/CNA at Fountain Villa Assisted Living in Iola.
Her husband survives, as does a son, Phoenix Rayne Walden; her parents, Bob and Mary Bennett, Iola; her mother-in-law, Shelly Walden; a brother, Robert Bennett, Iola; a sister-in-law, Kimberly Sigler, Iola; and her grandparents, Les and Rita Dietrich, Colony.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Seth “Andy” Bennett and Morgan Bennett.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Colony City Hall Community Building. Memorials are suggested to the Christina Walden Memorial Fund.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola, assisted the family. To sign the guest book online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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