ST. JOSEPH — Christine Strain was a kind-hearted woman who loved her kids, her family, Jesus and her church.

Those were among the words the Rev. William Shepard, children and families pastor at the First Church of God in St. Joseph, used to describe Strain. She died Tuesday, weeks after an accident on the Indiana Toll Road in October claimed the life of her son, Lukas Strain.

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