Shivers, Constance E. "Connie", - 89, of Marlton, NJ passed away on February 14th with her husband, The Reverend Dr. M. Russell Shivers at her side. Connie is predeceased by her parents; George and Constance Edwards, oldest son Glenn (Judy), and her brother and sister-in-law James and Sue Edwards. Connie is survived by her husband Russell, sons Gary (Laura), Gregg (Pam), and Grant (Lynne), 7 grandchildren - Alexandra, Anna Christina, Tyler, Kyle, Bethany, Jason, and Alaina - a Great Granddaughter, Lucia, and a niece Betsy Edwards Sell as well as many Runner cousins. As a minister's wife, Connie served her churches in many capacities and held state and national leadership positions with the United Methodist Women's Organization, including serving as its State President. After raising four boys, Connie went back to school and graduated from Gloucester County College in 1983. To family and friends, Connie was known as a true sports fan who never missed a game that her sons or their friends played in. Even after her boys all graduated, you would still find her in the stands cheering on the Woodbury kids. She loved the Phillies and Villanova basketball. Connie loved to travel with Russ and they were able to visit many states and countries together. Connie was literally the "girl next door" marrying Russ at age 18 and was with him until the end. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this August. A Covid friendly walk through viewing will be held Friday, February 19th at the Rocap-Shannon Funeral Home in Millville, NJ from 10am -Noon with a private family service afterwards. (masks and social distancing will be required) Burial will be held at the Head of the River Church in Estell Manor, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wiley Mission, 99 E. Main St., Marlton NJ, 08053. Written condolences can be sent to: [email protected]
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Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Feb. 17, 2021.