Christy Lynn Elkins, age 33, of Yankton, South Dakota and formerly of Rapid City, South Dakota, died Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
Visitation is from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Burial will be 11:00 AM (Mountain Time), on Friday, December 18, 2015 at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Christy was born November 22, 1982 in Rapid City, South Dakota to R'Dean Elkins and Diane (Highpine) Rasmussen. She was born with Cerebral Palsy and lived with her parents in Rapid City. They loved and cared for Christy all their lives. After Diane passed away in 2012, Christy moved to Yankton where she was a part of Ability Building Service and continued to be well taken care of. Christy had a smile for everyone she met and always loved giving hugs. She enjoyed balloons and watching cartoons. She had a very adventurous spirit and enjoyed being outside playing with the leaves. Christy had many challenges in her life but she was a fighter and always kept a positive attitude.
Christy is survived by seven brothers and sisters: Mary Bowen Reavis of Lancaster, PA, Adrian Reavis of Rapid City, Lisa Reavis of Sioux Falls, Daneen Reavis of Sioux Falls, Carol Beal of Mapleton, IA, Roland Elkins of Custer, SD and Chad Elkins of Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
Christy was preceded in death by her parents.
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I worked for this wonderful woman she will be missed dearly
my wonderful and loving sister.she always had a smile for you when the world never gave her a reson to smile.i miss you so much and my heart now has a whole in it.no more pain my baby girl.
roland c elkins
I was fortunate enough to be one of Christy's caregivers - Her smile would light up the room, She shared many of those wonderful hugs with me and her beautiful spirit will be missed. Heaven has welcomed another Angel.
I supported Christy for a short time while in Rapid City. She always had a smile for everyone that walked into the room. My heart was saddened to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful person, and is now a wonderful angel. Rest in peace my friend.
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