Connie L. Garner, 74 years, a resident of Vienna, Illinois, passed away Friday morning August 16, 2013 at 11:45 a.m. at her home.
Connie was born on April 15, 1939 in Vienna. She was the daughter of Tilford Sanders and Grace Elzora (Mathis) Sanders.
Survivors include her children; Timberlyn and Wayne Holobaugh of Collierville, Tenn., Timothy Clements and David Jennings of Tampa, Fla., Allen and Darlene Clements of Athens, Tex., Tracy and Gloria Clements of Jacksonville, Tex., Don and Zana Garner, Jr. of Rusk, Tex., and Kendra and Billy Scarborough of Palestine, Tex., twelve grandchildren and six great children.
Connie is survived also by; two brothers, James and Joan Sanders of Springville, Tenn., and George Sanders of Jenson Beach, Fla.; seven sisters, Jane and Sherman McClellan of Bay Town, Tex., Myra and Howard Ray Powell of Ozark, Ill., Mary and Bob Harper of Tunnel Hill, Ill., Vickie and Rodger Webb of Dongola, Ill., Sharon Folkman (the late Howard) of Bismarck, Ill., Sally and Clyde Taylor and Judy Nutty (the late Frank) both of Vienna.
In addition to her parents, her sisters Holly Colleen Sanders and Betty Daniels preceded Connie in death.
Connie had operated a retail plant nursery business in Gallatin, Texas and had also worked as a telephone operator in Hardy, Arkansas.
Connie was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Vienna. She was a faithful church member and loved working in her church. She had been a member of the Gallatin Missionary Baptist Church in Gallatin, Texas for over 30 years.
Connie enjoyed horseback riding, painting, sewing and crafts. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
Funeral services for Connie Garner will be held Monday, August 19, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Russ Kreuter and Brother Tommy Gray will officiate. Burial will be in the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church (Missions Projects), 890 Senior Avenue, Vienna, Illinois 62995.