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Constance M. (Righter) Weil

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Constance M. (Righter) Weil, 77, of Bennington, Vt., died peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at the Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y., after a brief illness.

Funeral services willl held on Friday, April 15, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City. Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her memory to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606.

Online condolences may be sent for her family through www.gayandciha.com. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Bennington.

She was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of the Charles and Miriam (Williams) Righter. Connie graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in fine arts and was a lover of classical music. She was an accomplished cellist, an avid reader and had a special interest in her family’s genealogy as well as in the preservation of the environment. Many of her artworks have become family treasures.

Connie’s family includes her loving husband Otto of Bennington; her five children, Beth McGilvray of Boulder, Colo., Ann Gilbert of Albany, Stephen Stevens of Austin, Texas, Miriam Righter of Wellman and Martha Burnett of Austin; as well as 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a nephew, Leigh Popov of Iowa City; and four cousins, among them Phyllis Jones of Iowa City. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Millicent Popov.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Connie’s family and her services.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 15, 2005
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