Kristen Tungate

Kristen Ann Marie Tungate, 36, Bland, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at her residence. 

She was born Aug. 9, 1982, to Kathleen (Bratton) Wright, in St. Louis.

She was united in  marriage to Michael Tungate, Nov. 7, 2018, in Bland.

Kristen was a 2002 graduate of Belle High School. She was a stay at home mother. She enjoyed wood burning and carving, flowers, listening to music and walking.  

She was preceded in death by brother, Eric Birmingham; maternal grandfather, Earl M. Bratton; and uncle, Fred Atchison.

She is survived by mother, Kathleen; husband, Michael; sons, Alexander, Chase and Landon Branson and Sean Bluhm, all of the home; step-children, Taylor, Damien and McKenzie Tungate, all of the home; brother, Scott Birmingham of Bland; sister, Stacy Birmingham of St. James; maternal grandmother, Maxine M. Bratton of Bland; and many extended family members and friends.

A memorial was held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Belle. Memorial contributions suggested to the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sassmann’s Chapel, Bland.

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