Xiucha Chen, aged 77, of West Lafayette, IN, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2022. She was born in Shangluo City, Shaanxi, China on February 9, 1945. As the eldest child, she was always a role model to her four younger siblings. In 1965, she was admitted into Northwestern University (Xi’an, China), majoring in mathematics. She married Xinshan Liu on July 10, 1970. She worked as a member of the technical team in Sichuan Chemical Plant (Chengdu, China) from 1970 to 1973. From 1973 to 2002, she taught mathematics at Shangluo Junior-Senior High School (Shangluo, China). She held the title of Senior Teacher bestowed by the Education Commission of the Chinese government. She cared for her students as if they were her children, especially those from poor families. From 2007 to 2016, she and her husband relocated to Xi ‘an after retiring from her high school job. Since 2016, she and her husband have been living in the United States.
In 2002, during her first visit to the United States, Xiucha converted to a Christian and was baptized at Huntington Chinese Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland on October 19, 2003. She has been eager to share Gospel with others. Even when she was hospitalized, she seized every opportunity to preach the Gospel to her fellow patients.
Xiucha was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011. During the entire treatment process, she was determined and optimistic. She brought great encouragement and comfort to her fellow cancer patients who were in similar suffering. In 2016, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. The development of the disease brought great pain to her both physically and mentally, but she never complained. Instead, she praised God with a grateful heart and demonstrated a gentle and joyful attitude.
Xiucha is survived by her husband Xinshan Liu; two daughters: Xiaojin Liu (husband Jun Chen) and Yasha Liu (husband Huang Huang); and three grandchildren: Ruohan Huang, Michael Chen, and Hannah Chen.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of memorial service at 10:30 am, Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Greater Lafayette Chinese Alliance Church, 3501 West 250 North, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Online condolences can be left to the family at www.tippecanoememorygardens.com.
瞻仰遗容和追思仪式将于2022年4月23日（周六）上午10点在拉法叶华人宣道会（Greater Lafayette Chinese Alliance Church）举行，地址3501 West 250 North, West Lafayette, IN 47906. 在线吊唁网址www.tippecanoememorygardens.com.