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It is with heavy hearts and sadness we announce the news of our Mother Christine’s passing at the age of 94. She was at peace and comfortable when she went home to be with her Lord Jesus at Mulberry Healthcare on Monday December 04, 2023. Christine (Dudurich) Mihalko was the loving wife of the late Andrew Mihalko, born on December 2, 1929, in Philipsburg, PA. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Dudurich of Irvona, PA. One of eight children, Christine was preceded in death by brothers: Charles, John, Nick, George, and Alec, and a sister Anne. She is survived by a sister Eva (Dudurich) Hazelton who is 97 years old. Christine was a cherished figure in her Family and Community, she was not just a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, but also a woman of many interests and passions. Christine’s life focused on being a wife, home maker, raising her family and being devoted to the Irvona Christian Missionary & Alliance Church. During her 60 years of service and dedication to the Irvona Christian Missionary & Alliance Church and particularly the Sunday School, her teaching began assisting in the church nursery. Over the years she taught every Sunday School grade level. For many years, Christine taught Adult Sunday School Class receiving many accolades from visitors, including visiting Pastors, for her understanding of scriptures. This was a result of many countless hours of Bible Study at home which she enjoyed. Christine believed in the youth learning the Word of God and was a staunch supporter of Summer Vacation Bible School. She served as the Superintendent of Vacation Bible School (VBS) for a number of years. She enjoyed mailing weekly “Praying For You – Get well Cards” as her Ministry to the “Shut ins” of the church. She attended the Annual Mahaffey Camp Meeting and helped to coordinate the collection of gift boxes full of daily necessities needed by the Missionaries of the CM&A Church world-wide. Christine faithfully attended Wednesday night prayer meeting to pray for the infirmed of the community. She was also known for her culinary skills, making her “pigs in the blanket” and apple pies for many of the church functions, as well as funeral luncheons. She enjoyed singing, especially in the ladies trio. Christine was preceded in death by her son Daniel Mihalko, her granddaughter Christina M. (Mihalko) Rock, granddaughter-in- law Lori Mihalko and daughter-in-law Marion Mihalko. Christine is survived by sons: Barry A. Mihalko, Timothy R. Mihalko and wife Nancy, Roger and Sharyn Dudurich, grandson Taras Mihalko, granddaughter, Brittany (Chris) Lamb, great granddaughters, Samantha Mihalko, Natasha Mihalko, and Lila Grace Lamb, grandson-in-law John Rock and his wife Jaclyn and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St., Coalport, PA 16627. Services will held at the Irvona Christian Missionary & Alliance Church at 1:00 PM Saturday. Friends will be received from noon until time of service, Rev. Douglas Williams officiating. Committal, Fruit Hill Cemetery, RD, New Millport. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Irvona Christian Missionary & Alliance Church in memory of Christine Mihalko. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind”; and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” -Luke 10:27. His Lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord”. -Matthew 25:21. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com