Christine Louise Hudson, 74, of McPherson, KS, went to heaven to meet Jesus Wednesday, May 17, 2023, in Lindsborg, KS, after battling with cancer. She was born January 13, 1949, in Great Bend, KS, the daughter of Eldon and Dorothy (Ade) Folmnsbee. She graduated high school from Great Bend, KS and college from Fort Hays State University with her teaching degree.
While in college, she met her husband, Thomas (Tom) Eugene Hudson, and married him on August 30, 1969. During their wonderful 53 years of marriage, Christine and Tom had four children and lived in many towns all over Kansas while working in education. Christine taught preschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, middle school, and ended her career as a reading tutor when they came to retire in McPherson. Teaching came natural to Christine. She was always the patient and kind teacher who loved her students like her own. She was a wife, homemaker, mother, teacher, sister, and everything in between, but her favorite title was Grammy. When her two grandchildren were born, she officially retired from education and took on the full-time role as a grandmother. She loved taking care of the kids as babies and watching them grow. Christine was also very involved in the church through her life and always led with her faith in everything she did. Some of Christine’s favorite hobbies were church activities, watching her favorite mystery series, reading/going to the library, golfing with Tom, walking, shopping, playing card games with family and friends, and supporting grandkids at all their events.
She was preceded in death by her son, Andrew Christian Hudson, and her parents, Eldon and Dorothy Folmnsbee.
Christine is survived by her husband, Tom Hudson of McPherson and three children: Brad Hudson of McPherson, Brett Hudson of McPherson, and Amy Gilkey (Adam) of McPherson; one brother, Gary Folmnsbee (Cathy) of Oklahoma City, OK; and two grandchildren: Finn and Addison Gilkey, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the First Baptist Church, 600 E. Marlin St., McPherson, KS. Private family inurnment will follow at Farmington Cemetery in Macksville, KS, at 3:00 PM. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, May 23, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Stockham Family Funeral Home. To view a live stream broadcast of the service, please click on the following link: https://fb.me/e/2TliaykhR
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of McPherson or Gentiva Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.