Connie Joan Mattern
Marion - Constance Joan (Whitaker) Mattern, 76 of Marion passed away peacefully, New Years Day Morning, January 1, 2021 surrounded by her loving and caring family.
Connie was born January 14, 1944 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Harold E. & Janet E. (Smoot) Whitaker, the only daughter, she shared a special bond with her brother Richard. Connie graduated from Springfield South High School 1961, and would go on to get her cosmetologist certification. Connie was employed withÂ Micro Industries in Westerville, Gilson Company in Lewis Center, Abott & Company in Marion, Fiserv Health in Harrington, and for Service Merchandise and Gateway, both out of Marion.
Connie met, and later married Thom Gross. And they began their family before he was stationed over in Germany during the Vietnam War, Connie followed him. After the came from Germany, they made a home for themselves in Marion, Ohio and completed their family. Connie was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Marion where she attended for a number of years.
Connie was proceeded in death by her parents.
Left to cherish her memory are her 4 boys, Douglas (Jamie), Bryan (Jennifer), Gregg, and Brent (Kandy) Gross; grandchildren, who she loved so deeply Kassi (Shawn) Galloway, Kortney (Ben) McKinniss, Andrew, Logan, and Ryder Gross; four great-grandchildren Tucker, Isabella, Atlas, and Kynlee; brother Richard (Dion) Whitaker.
Connie loved her âœWesterville Girlsâ?, and had many friends that were precious to her. Connie was full of life, and her family was her greatest accomplishment in life. Her extended family included her sonâ™s friends, and anyone that needed a mother. She will be remembered as the loving, and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister that she was.
Pastor Robin Keating will officiate a celebration of Connieâ™s Life on January 16, 2021 at 11:00 am at the St. Paulâ™s Lutheran Church, 930 Harding Memorial Parkway, Marion, Ohio 43302.
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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.