Christina Lynn Busse, known to most as Chrissy, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on May 7, 2017, having reached the age of twenty-nine years, one month and twenty-two days. Christy was born in St. Louis, MO, on March 15, 1988, daughter of Terry Lee Busse and Teresa Lynn Busse nee Marrocco. She was blessed to have one son.
Chrissy is survived by her son, Hank Elliott Marrocco; by her parents, Teresa Busse Hofstra and husband, Jeff, and Terry Lee Busse and wife, Cindy, all of St. Clair; by two grandmothers, JoAnn Busse of St. Clair and Fredalene Hofstra Dobbins of West Palm Beach, FL; by two brothers, Joe Busse and Case Busse both of St. Clair; one sister, Megan Krull and husband, Kevin, of Marthasville, MO; by four step-siblings, Brian Hofstra and wife, Andrea, of St. Clair, Jacob Hofstra of Calmar, IA, Laura Harte and husband, Tim, of Greenwood, IN and Ryan Evans and wife, Jessica, of Manhattan Beach, CA; by her very special cousin, Sarah Busse Whited and husband, Tony, of St. Clair; by many aunts, uncles, great-aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends and fellow barrel racers.
Chrissy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Dolores Marrocco and Richard Busse, known to all as Dick.
Chrissy was a Christian believing in the Lord as her Savior. She was raised in the Baptist faith and during her younger years, had attended New Hope Baptist Church near St. Clair, MO. She had lived in the area throughout her life and was a 2006 graduate of St. Clair High School. Horses were her life and for several years, she was a professional barrel racer, winning many championships. She was a member of the Missouri Barrel Racers Association, the American Quarter Horse Association and the St. Clair Saddle Club. She was once crowned the rodeo queen for the St. Clair Saddle Club. She also trained and rode horses for others and enjoyed decorating her horse halters and bridles. She had also worked as a bartender for The Landing in Washington, MO and The Tater Patch in Rolla, MO. Chrissy was outgoing and had a great sense of humor and nothing made her happier than the time she spent with her son, Hank, who was truly her pride and joy. She loved all her family dearly and many wonderful memories have been created.
A devoted and loving mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, sister, sister-in-law, step-sister, niece, great-niece, aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Memorial visitation and celebration of her life was held from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Private committal will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family for the care of Hank.