The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


January 22, 2014

Kristy Lynn Etchison

WESTVILLE — Kristy Lynn Etchison, 33, of Westville, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, as a result of an automobile accident in Champaign County.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1980, the daughter of Ron Lee Etchison Jr. and Tina Golladay.

Kristy worked in health care at Gardenview Nursing Home in Tilton. Her daughters and her family were her life. She enjoyed going shopping and cooking in her spare time. Kristy loved holidays and baking cookies.

She was an amazing mother to her girls. They always came first; not a day would go by that she didn’t express her love for both of them. They will miss her hugs and kisses dearly. There is an eternal bond between Kristy and Stacy that has always been and will always be now that she is safely in the arms of “Mamo.”

Those will miss her dearly include: her mother, Tina (Rick) Duprey of Westville; her father, Ron (Cheryl) Etchison Jr. of Danville; her daughters, Desiree Markwell and Maya Smith, both of Westville; her maternal grandfather, Robert Golladay of Westville; her paternal grandmother, Fran Etchison of Danville; her brother, Lonnie “Buddy” Estes Jr. of Westville; her special sister, Stacy Woods of Westville; her special nephew, Braeden Woods of Westville; her half siblings, Mathew Etchison of Ohio, Cameron Etchison of Danville, Brittany Etchison of Ohio, Kaitlyn Etchison of Ohio and Bailey Etchison of Danville; and her aunts, Nona Dill of Arizona, Donna (Bob) Golladay of Hoopeston, Debbie, Lisa and Laura of Danville.  She will be also be sadly missed by Ben Knight and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by: her maternal grandmother, Ella Mae Golladay, and paternal grandfather, Ron Etchison Sr.

A celebration of Kristy’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, Westville, with Pastor Scott McCurdy officiating.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Westville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to help with an education fund for her daughters are welcome and can be given to Landmark Credit Union in Westville. Please join her family in sharing memories, pictures and videos on her Tribute Wall at

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