Constance Louise “Connie” Cruse, age 67, of Springfield, Missouri passed away Monday morning, March 4, 2019 at Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
She was born September 1, 1951 in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Paul William Netzer and Christine Elizabeth (Biellier) Netzer.
Connie graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1969. She had worked for Zenith Corporation for 20 years, Fidelity Title and then was an associate for J.C. Penny for five years.
Connie was very active in many organizations. She was a member of Day Spring Church, was active in her Life Group, the Sertoma Club, and Red Hat Society. She was a former Girl Scout Leader, and Cub Scout Leader. She was a volunteer at Southside Senior Center, volunteer at Day Spring Church Food Pantry, and Celebrate Recovery. She enjoyed her exercise class, water aerobics, family holiday gatherings, loved spending time with her dog, Hunter, visiting with her friends, planting flowers, and was fond of her tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans each Spring.
She traveled to Europe, Mexico, Florida and enjoyed the lake and beach.
Connie is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Harriman of Fair Grove, Missouri; her son, Bradley Kothenbeutel and his wife Denise of Fair Grove, Missouri; her grandchildren, Joellen Walden, Calvin Harriman, Sierra Harriman, Brandon Kothenbeutel, Katie Black and Preston Kothenbeutel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Netzer in 2004; Christine Netzer in 2003; and her brother, David Netzer in 2018.
A Celebration of Connie’s Life will be held at 5:00 pm Friday, March 8, 2019 at Dayspring Church, 2157 N. Prospect Avenue, Springfield, Mo. 65803.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Dayspring Church Food Pantry c/o Dayspring Church.
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