Connie Marshall passed away on Jan. 15, 2021.
She was born Constance Lee Carothers on May 17, 1934, to Delmar and Pauline Carothers. She was #7 of 13 children: Delmar Jr. (deceased), Delores (deceased), Vern, Millie, Gay (deceased), Phillip (deceased), Geneva (deceased), Noble, Bill, Jan, Jack, and Joy (deceased).
On Dec. 10, 1955, she married James E. Marshall. They shared 57 years together before his passing in 2012.
Left to carry on Connie’s legacy are her son: Layne Marshall, Bremen; daughters: Layna Livinghouse, Bremen; Linda (Steve) Rayl, Auburn; Loucinda Perrin and Laural (Tony) Elkins, both of Cassopolis, Mich.; daughter-in-law: Bonny Marshall, Bremen; 15 grandchildren: Ashley (Scott) Yeager, Lindsay (Mike) Abrams, Erin Livinghouse, Michael (Michelle) Marshall, Joey (Mike) Grover, April Rayl, Steven Rayl Jr., Tabatha (Shane) Bartley, Jessica (Siolo) Tauaefa, Owen (Erica) Higgins, Michelle Higgins, Miriah (Lupe) Contreras, Zach Perrin, Kelsey (Caleb) Geldner, Jarrah (Carrie) Lemert, and numerous great-grandchildren.
Welcoming Connie home was her husband: Jim (2012); her son: Lynn (2020); her daughter: Lisa Lemert (1991); and daughter-in-law: Carol Ann Marshall (2016).
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was an avid bowler and belonged to a league for many years. She went monthly, until recently, with the “breakfast bunch” out to eat. Jim and her enjoyed traveling to different states to visit family and friends. Her favorite pastime was spending time on her porch. She cherished all the relationships she made during her 35 year tenure at the Kopper Kettle in Bremen. She talked of those memories throughout her life.
Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Rev. Chuck Krieg, Plymouth Wesleyan Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Bremen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Lupus Foundation.