Connie Sue (Stover) Persinger
GREEN CAMP: Connie Sue (Stover) Persinger, 66, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014, surrounded by her family, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born to the late Henry and Bertha (Mays) Stover on December 12, 1947 in Richwood, Ohio.
On April 24, 1970, she married Richard Persinger, her high school sweetheart, after his discharge from the U.S. Army. The couple resided in Green Camp, Ohio.
Connie will be remembered for her warm personality, sense of humor, and talking with her hands. Her family was originally from West Virginia, and she enjoyed vacationing with the family at their mountain top camp site near her family home. She looked forward to visiting in West Virginia for reunions and family gatherings any chance she got and she always referred to it as "God's country."
She was proud of her large family, which consisted of 64 nieces and nephews; 48 great nieces and nephews; and 37 great-great nieces and nephews. She was the baby of 11 children, and because of this, didn't know a stranger. She loved being around people, and had a way of making everyone feel special and loved. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren, Dalton Eugene and Riley May. From the time they were small; she attended every ball game and was their biggest cheerleader.
She supported Elgin High School sports from her school days as a member of the Girls Athletic Association and President of the pep club all the way through this year's football season and she was always the loudest fan at the game. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1965 where she was a Junior class officer and an officer of the Future Homemakers. After graduating, Connie worked Plastic Film, GC Murphy and at the Marion Star. She then became a homemaker, focusing on raising her daughter, Nicole.
Connie is survived by her husband, Richard Persinger; her daughter, Nicole and son-in-law Larry Brown; her grandchildren, Dalton Eugene and Riley May Brown; four sisters, Jerolene Wolfe of Upper Sandusky, Helen Dyer of Prospect, Annie (Don) Hinton of Marion, and Mildred Johnson of Green Camp; five brothers, Frank, Alvin (Dixie), and Mervin Stover of Green Camp, Leo Stover of Marion, and Mike (Jennifer) Stover of Kenton; her sister-in-law, Vera Oehler; and her mother-in-law Mabel Persinger of New Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ernest; two nephews; one niece; two sister-in-laws; and three brother-in-laws.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Marion General Hospice.
Visitation for Connie will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 4-8 PM at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home, and Friday one hour prior to service. Funeral services will be Friday, February 28, 2014 @ 10 AM at Berean Baptist Church, 131 Marion Cardington Rd. East, Marion, Ohio with Pastor Charles Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Green Camp Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, 300 W. 10th Ave. Suite 519 Columbus, Ohio 43210 or Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer
On line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.boydbornfuneralhome.com