Christel Ingrid Haymons, age 84 of Lenoir City, TN and former resident of Henryville, TN passed away on January 6, 2020 in Knoxville, TN. Christel was born in Berlin, Germany to Hildegard and Erich Neumann in 1935. She met and married Charles R. Haymons and became a naturalized citizen, eventually settling in Henryville when her husband retired from the U.S. Army. In 2006, Christel and Charles moved to Lenoir City and became members of the First Baptist Church in Lenoir City. Christel loved her children and grandchildren dearly and enjoyed being with family. She loved dogs and cats and supported the Humane Society. Another favorite pastime of hers was shopping and dining out. When she moved to assisted living, she enjoyed bingo and socializing with other residents. Christel was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister Annalie Siebert. Christel is survived by daughters, Baerbel Foster (Randy) and Nicole Cox (Don). Other surviving family members include granddaughters, Tiffany Hoppe and Melinda Curtis and one grandson, Jason Foster, their spouses, and five great-grandchildren, Elisa Hoppe, Nathan and Savannah Curtis, and Mikayla and Nicholas Foster, sister-in-laws Ruby Haymons and Opal Campbell, as well as many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the staff at Royal Oaks in Lenoir City and Pinnacle Assisted Living in Knoxville for the love and care you gave “Miss Christel”.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday, January 09, 2020 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Thursday, January 09, 2020. Interment will follow at Center Point Methodist Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN.
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