Connie Schmutz passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at The Villages of Jackson Creek, Independence, MO. She was 77.
Connie was born in Independence, MO, on February 1, 1943 to Norman and Gertrude (Keck) Minton. She graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1961. She met and married the love of her life Frederick (Larry) Schmutz in Las Vegas, NV on March 30, 1980 at the Little Church of the West and was married for 32 years. She loved traveling with her husband to Las Vegas several times a year. Connie had a career with AT&T for 35 years in different areas of responsibilities. She loved working outdoors in her yard and planting flowers.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother; husband, Frederick (Larry) Schmutz (12-16-2012), sister-in-law, Mary Minton (2019), brother Gary Minton (2020), also double first cousin R. L. Minton (2016).
Survivors include, Nephew, Dale Minton and wife Elleni, Great-Nephew Jason Minton, Great-Niece Anna Minton, Great-Great-Niece Dianna Minton, brother-in-law David Schmutz and wife Theresa as well as many relatives of the Schmutz family and many Minton family and Keck family cousins.
Gary Minton, brother of Connie, requested Betty Minton McClaran to manage the care of Connie as his wife, Mary was extremely ill. It was a privilege as a cousin-in-law to manage her care. Also, they want to express appreciation to Villages of Jackson Creek Assisted Living and Crossroads Hospice for their loving care. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church.
No services were requested. The burial of Connie and Frederick (Larry) cremains will be at Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, MO.