May 9, 1958 – October 12, 2020
Christie Elaine Belcher, age 62, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Via Christi Emergency Room in Pittsburg, Kansas. She was born May 9, 1958, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Donald Glen Hunziker and Maxine Christy Hunziker. Christie graduated from the Ft. Scott High School. She married Dwight Belcher on April 21, 1983, in Nevada, Missouri. In earlier years, Christie worked in the business offices of both Heartland Hospital in Nevada and Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott. In 1992, Christi and Dwight opened their restaurant, Max’s Way Station located on the north end of Ft. Scott. Christie loved working at Max’s and keeping up with all of her customers. She enjoyed helping others, being outside and spending time with her grandchildren. She attended the Faith Church.
Survivors include her husband, Dwight, of the home; three children, Christie “Dawn” (Anthony) Wolfe, of Nevada, Missouri, Cassie Sauls, Ft. Scott and Dustin (Jordan) Belcher also of Ft. Scott and grandchildren, Jaiden, Donovan, Corbyn, Nakyah, Gabrielle, Christopher, Jill, Allie, Bella and Addie and three step-children, Shelly Claypool and David Belcher, both of Nevada and Dwight “JR” Belcher, of Texas as well as several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her mother, Maxine Hunziker and two brothers, Doug (Carol) Hunziker and David Hunziker, all of Ft. Scott. She was preceded in death by her father, Don Hunziker and a granddaughter, Noel.
Rev. Matthew Hunt will conduct graveside services at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 17th at the Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Faith Church and may be left in are of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.