Connie E. Jamison, 73, Claypool, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
She was born Sept. 1, 1947, in Weston, W. Va. She was one of three children born to Bernice Ruth (Woofter) Klinger and Gloy Bennett. At the young age of 17, she knew she would spend the rest of her life with her love, Max Leroy Jamison and they were married on June 5, 1965. They shared the joy of becoming parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents in the 55 years of marriage they were blessed to share with each other before she passed away.
Connie was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, but she never lost her West Virginia attitude. She worked throughout her life and was never afraid to try new things. In her younger days, she worked at Guaranteed Auto for a number of years and then she became a school bus driver for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. She safely drove hundreds of children to and from school for 13 years, and she absolutely loved it. She watched children grow up before her eyes, and she never tired of saying “Good Morning” and “Good-Bye” to her bus kids every day, and she always did it with a smile. Connie then transitioned to working at Farmers State Bank in Burket, and later she was a familiar face at Lake City Bank and First Source Bank both in Warsaw.
The color green will forever be associated with Connie as that was her favorite color, and if you knew Connie, you knew that she LOVED lilacs and dandelions. Lilacs TRULY represented Connie as white lilacs symbolize purity and innocence, violet lilacs symbolize spirituality, and blue lilacs symbolize happiness and tranquility. Connie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to many and she will be dearly missed. She would most want to be remembered for her faith as she had a wonderful relationship with her Lord and Savior.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband: Max Leroy Jamison, Claypool; two sons: Dennis Jamison, Claypool; Patrick (Angella) Jamison, Claypool; and her daughter: Jodi (Alfredo) Lozano, Warsaw. She also leaves behind her favorite four grandchildren: Valarie Lozano and her spouse, Jeremy Gregory, Syracuse; Cody Jamison, Burket; Aaron Jamison, Claypool; Myra Jamison, Claypool; and her three great-grandchildren: Alex, Charlotte and Rylan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Steven Bennett, sister, Marlene Leiter, and her beloved granddaughter, Shana.
The Jamison family invites friends and family to join them for a time of sharing and visiting from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.