Christine "Christa" Elisabeth Shirley, 76, of Mineral Wells, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Palo Pinto General Hospital due to Alzheimer's disease.
Memorial service is 11 a.m., Saturday, November 16, at Gospel Light Baptist Church, 601 Country Club Parkway, Mineral Wells, TX 76067. The officiant is Pastor Caleb Shipman. A reception follow the service.
Christine was born March 18, 1943, in Trimberg, Germany, to Anton and Maria Schnabel. She studied at the Volk Schule in Trimberg, Germany. She was a seamstress and worked for many years at Mineral Wells Manufacturing and Boon Industry. Her hobbies included singing, dancing, sewing and gardening. She had a heart for Jesus and her family, and loved spending time with both.
She is survived by her children, Matt and Misty Schnabel, and Thomas Schnabel, all of Mineral Wells, Mike and Anna Schnabel, of Jacksonville, Fla., James and Teresa Shirley, of Granbury, Alex and Meredith Shirley, of Mineral Wells, and Jackie Shirley, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Crystal Schnabel, of Abilene, Clayton and Amanda Burleson, of Abilene, Austin and Jennifer Ward, of Jacksonville, Fla., Krysten Schnabel, of Jacksonville, Fla., Talida Schnabel, of Fort Worth, and Makenzie and Brittany Schnabel, of Mineral Wells; sisters, Gerda Schmidt, sister-in-law Uschi Schnabel, Hans and Resi Priestoph, of Germany, and Ingrid Crawford, of Mineral Wells; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Preceding her were her parents, Anton and Maria Schnabel; and siblings, Manfred Schnabel, Elli Bessemer, Ernst Paff and Bruno Paff.
Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation at
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home
Published on November 11, 2019


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Heidi Seith
Nov 16, 2019
Im Gedanken wirst du immer bei uns sein! Du warst eine wunderbare und einzigartige Frau! Wir werden dich sehr vermissen ♥️ Wir beten für dich! 🙏
Heidi Seith
Nov 16, 2019
Im Gedanken bist du immer bei uns. ♥️ Du warst eine großartige Frau. Wir werden dich sehr vermissen! Viel Kraft für die Familie!
laura shifflett
Nov 15, 2019
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Christine "Christa" Elisabeth Shirley by laura shifflett.  Send flowers
Karen homan
Nov 12, 2019
Loving Lilies and Roses Bouquet was purchased for the family of Christine "Christa" Elisabeth Shirley by Karen homan.  Send flowers
Elke Barwich(Schnabel)
Nov 11, 2019
Mögen Engel dich begleiten . Ich werde dich vermissen. Danke für die schöne Zeit mit Dir. Für die Familie ganz viel Kraft und Liebe. Bin in Gedanken bei Euch.🥀🙏🏻