Rushville Republican


April 29, 2014

Christina Brown Compton, 61 June 14, 1952 - April 27, 2014

Christina Brown Compton, 61, of Bloomington, passed away at University Hospital in Indianapolis on April 27, 2014.

Christina was born on June 14, 1952 in Manila to Dr. Earl F. Brown and Katharine Appleby Brown. She graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School in 1970 and attended Indiana University, earning a certificate degree in office management.

She married her beloved husband, Charles William “Bill” Compton in 1974, beginning a mutual journey that would endure for nearly 40 years on this earth and for eternity henceforth.

Christina thrived in the workplace, working at Arvin Industries in Columbus for three years, and as a free-lance court reporter. She also later started her own deposition business. After moving to Bloomington in 1995, she continued as a court reporter in the deposition business and subsequently worked in the medical billing field, and as a legal secretary.

Her volunteer efforts included Psi Iota Xi (Columbus Chapter), PEO (Bloomington Chapter), and various church activities including singing in the Asbury United Methodist Church Choir. Her hobbies and interests included reading, music, Indiana University basketball, spending time with her grandchildren, her Maltese dog Annie, traveling, and gardening.

She is survived by her husband Charles William Compton of Bloomington; daughter, Katie Reising (Adam) of Richmond; son, Daniel Brown Compton (Nancy) of Indianapolis; siblings, Marylee Brown of Greensboro, N.C., Maureen Brown Thompson (Steve) of Manteo, N.C., Daniel P. Brown of Bloomington, and Rosalie Brown Romagnoli (Joe) of Blackwood, N.J.; brother-in-laws, Tom and wife Josalyn Compton of Connersville, John and wife Jean Compton of Concord, Michigan, and Robert and wife Connie Compton of Carmel; and grandchildren, Yxta Compton (7), Samuel Reising (9), Claire Reising (7), and Sophia Reising (4).

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Michael A. Brown.

Christina battled Type 1 Diabetes for 47 years, a fight which included both a kidney and pancreas transplant. Doctors advised her against having children, and she advised them right back by having two children with a legacy of four beautiful grandchildren. We, her family and friends, thank her for her bravery and for every moment with her with which we were blessed. You have earned your peace, dear mother, wife, sister, friend.

Services will be held at noon Friday, May 2 at the Manilla Cemetery in Rush County. Friends are welcome to visit at the cemetery from 11 a.m. until until service on Friday. Pastor Brian Derrer will preside.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Bloomington at a later date.

Moster Mortuary, Rushville, entrusted with services.

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