Constance E. "Connie" Shivers
DIED
February 17, 2021
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] or visit our website at: www.rocapshannon.com.
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Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Feb. 17, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Feb
19
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Rocap Shannon Memorial Funeral Home
24 North Second Street, Millville, New Jersey 08332
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Rocap Shannon Memorial Funeral Home - Millville
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My heartfelt condolences go out to "Uncle" Russ, their sons, grandchildren and great-grandchild. I will always treasure the memories I have of "Aunt" Connie.
Debbie Cowgill
Friend
February 19, 2021
So sorry that the current weather prohibits me from being there today. Connie was a very special person who will be missed by many in ARMS.
John Maun
February 19, 2021
Dear Russ, Greg, Gary, Grant, wives and grandchildren,
Sending my deepest sympathy for the loss of Connie. I am imagining her in Heaven rejoicing and reuniting with Glen. May your memories help you in the days and weeks ahead.
With Love, Marge (Kincaid) LaBarbera
Marge (Kincaid) LaBarbera
Friend
February 19, 2021
Keeping you all in our prayers! My Mother, Margaret Schock, used to do crafts with Mrs. Shivers to sell for the hospital and were neighbors when they lived at St. Peter’s parsonage in OC. Such a lovely couple and I remember visiting them at The Shores. So very sorry for your loss and my Mother sends her love and warm thoughts of Connie.
Cathie Rappoport
Neighbor
February 18, 2021
My "heart and thoughts" go out to the family, May the "good" memories be close to your heart, so you will never forget !!!!!!!!
Chuck Gill
Friend
February 17, 2021