Constance Marie Adams (1938 - 2019)

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Constance Marie
(Christie) Adams, 80
of Castle Rock, CO
formerly of Ellettsville,
Indiana passed away
at Sky Ridge Hospital
on Friday, January 18,
2019.
Constance Marie
Christie Adams was
born on June 6th, 1938 to Ethel Gray
Miller and Floyd Delford Christie
in Ellettsville, IN. Connie grew up
in Bethel Baptist Church and was a
Rainbow Girl and later Worthy Matron
in the Order of the Eastern Star.
She graduated from Spencer High
School and spent much of her early
life building a career in banking that
took her from Indiana to California
and back to her home town again.
Connie served as President of Women
in Banking as well as the Vice
President of Bloomington National
Bank, until her retirement in the
early 1980's. Connie married William
Richard Adams on October 20,
1968 and built a family that included
6 children and 10 Grandchildren.
Connie started a second career at IU
in 1987 and retired from another successful
18 years, during which time
she was the Assistant to the Chair of
Anthropology.
While her professional accomplishments
were notable and a large part
of her life, it was her role with her
family that was most important to
her. Daughter, Sister, Mother, Mother-
in-Law, Grandma and "Nina," as
she became known to her youngest
grandchildren and the many family
and friends that knew her, were the
roles that allowed her to give the gift
of her experience and wisdom. Connie
was a member of Bethel Baptist
Church, Junior Achievement, MADCAPPS,
Delta Theta Tau and served
on the Ellettsville Town Board as well
as multiple town, school and church
committees through the years. Connie
moved to California in 2007 to
live with her daughter, Teresa, and
her three kids, taking over the role of
Chief Logistics Coordinator for the
family. Connie loved
to travel and create
memories with visits to
Greece, Scotland, England,
Wales, Mexico,
and Turks and Caicos,
making friends in each
location. Connie was
honorary grandma
and mom to many
and will be greatly missed. Connie
was known for her faith, her humor,
her love of a good margarita and an
unending spirit and drive through
tough times.
Connie was preceded in death by
her parents; her brother, Stan Christie;
husband, William R Adams and
grandson, Joshua Adams.
She is survived by her loving
children and stepchildren, Scott C.
Adams and Teresa Lynch (Beau),
Bill Adams (Mel), Jim Adams, Betsy
Adams, and Rick Adams; sister-inlaw,
Ginger Kisters Christie; grandchildren,
Ben Adams, Alice Adams,
Boden Hawes Adams, Kai Hawes
Adams, Hannah Cain, Chris Cain
(Lauren), Mackenzie Lynch, Grayson
Lynch, and Harris Lynch; nieces,
Georgana Turner (Jeff), and Tina
Higgins (Lonnie); nephews, Todd
Christie (Debbie) and Ben R. Christie;
great nieces, Carmen Christie
and Nicole McBride (Bryan), and
great nephew, Brandon Christie and
loving family Collene Hawes and
countless other loving friends and
family.
Visitation will be held on Friday,
January 25 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.,
and again from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at
Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville,
Indiana. Services will take
place on Saturday the 26th at 1:00
pm at the funeral home officiated by
Pastor Maurice Wright. Afterward,
interment will be held at Chambersville
Cemetery. Share condolences,
memories and more with Connie's
family at www.chandlerfh.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Sepsis Alliance www.sepsis.
org
Funeral Home
Chandler Funeral Home
203 E Temperance Street
Ellettsville, IN 47429
(812) 876-6075
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Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Jan. 24 to Feb. 23, 2019
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