Connie Jo Yeager, age 71, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday evening, Sept. 2, 2021, at Riverview Health in Noblesville. Born Sept. 28, 1949 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of the late Giles Laverne "Tootie" and Mary Rovena (McFarland) Stowers.
Connie was a 1967 graduate of Clinton Central High School and attended Ball State University. After college, Connie went to work for Sheridan Public Service. She stayed with the company for seven years before leaving to focusing her attention toward raising her family. As her son got older, Connie went back to work to start a new chapter in her life. In 1994 she started substitute teaching in the Clinton Central School System. It wasn't long before she found her place within the Bulldog family, and her new role with her students. Credit remediation was her new position, and for 16 years she was a champion for the students that needed her the most, offering them encouragement and support when they needed it, as well as helping them navigate the system and earn enough credits to graduate. She retired from the school system in 2011.
When she wasn't working, Connie loved entertaining friends and family, and food was usually the not-so-secret ingredient that made every get together perfect. Being a bit of a social butterfly, as well as a Longaberger basket hoarder, she was thrilled to have hosted the Longaberger family at her home. She had the time of her life, sharing stories and treating them to some of her wonderful cooking. Her talents in the kitchen are already being missed by those who were lucky enough to know her, and the void will definitely be felt during the holidays, especially when it came to her yearly tradition of baking over 1,200 cookies to pass out to family and friends.
Connie also had a flair for crafting; dried flower arrangements were one of her specialties.
Family was the most important thing in Connie's life. Her husband Jon was her soulmate and her partner in crime. If ever two people were meant to be together, it was Jon and Connie. It all began with a blind date, and it was love at first sight. Jon proposed about three weeks later on April 1st, and roughly three months after that, on July 13, 1974, they were husband and wife. Their whirlwind courtship was the beginning of a lifetime love story. Jon and Connie were joined at the hip. If you saw one of them, the other was never too far behind. However, Jon did have to take a back seat when it came to her granddaughters; they were her world.
Connie was a member of the Kirklin Christian Church, and the Kirklin Home Arts Club. She was also a member of the former Sheridan, Indiana chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and current member of the Whitestown O.E.S. Chapter No. 248. She proudly served the membership by holding all of the Star Points throughout her tenure. Adah, the Blue Point, was her favorite.
Connie is survived by her husband, Jon M. Yeager, of Sheridan; son, Dean M. Yeager (Heidi) of Sheridan; and her granddaughters, Avery Mae Yeager, and Sarah Rovena Yeager.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Dean Laverne Stowers; and her feline BFF, K.C.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th Street, Sheridan, Indiana. Burial will follow at Spencer Cemetery in Sheridan, Indiana. Pastor Tom Holton will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Friday evening, Sept.10, 2021 at Kercheval Funeral Home, with Order of Eastern Star Memorial Services beginning at 7 p.m.