Connie Ekola

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Connie D. Richardson Ekola, 72

Connie D. Richardson Ekola, 72, of Lafayette, passed away at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital at 2:29 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012. Connie was born in West Lafayette on March 8, 1940, to Kenneth Richardson, of Lafayette and the late Juanita Kellar Richardson. On July 30, 1960, Connie married Lauri "Larry" Ekola in Elko, Nev. and he preceded her in death in 1987. Connie worked at Rostone Corporation for 16 ½ years before retiring. She was a former member of the VFW Post 1154 and the American Legion Post 492 auxiliaries. Connie enjoyed scratch off tickets with the Hoosier Lottery and spending time with her family.

Surviving with her father, Kenneth Richardson, of Lafayette; her four children, Teresa Kendall, of Lafayette, Tammy (David) Garrett, of Middleville, Mich., Matt (Analiza) Ekola, of Lafayette and Tiffany (P.J.) Vroman, of Middleville, Mich.; two brothers, Thomas (Nancy) Richardson, of Springfield, Mo. and Kenneth (Becky) Richardson, of Las Vegas; one sister, Patricia Messman, of Fowler; eight grandchildren, Catrina (Chris Jeffrey) Kendall, Ashley (Michael) Robertson, Matthew (Warlita) Ekola, Sabrina (Kevin Linback) Ekola, Derek (Charity) Mobley, Megan Mobley, Corbin Vroman and Willow Vroman; and 15 great grandchildren.

Connie was preceded in death by her mother; one brother, Donald Richardson; and one sister, Margaret "Peggy" Rowe.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14, 2012
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