Condolence From: Sally Byers, Westerville, Oh
Condolence: It was always a joy to see Ne-Ne. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. So sorry for your loss. Sally Byers
Condolence From: Ellen (Rea) Jacobs, Westerville, OH
Condolence: Our families were friends from our childhood. We all have such fond memories of NeNe, and I can honestly say she is one of the sweetest persons I know. Her loving heart was so easily seen and felt. This is a tough loss but the best is yet to come.
Condolence From: Mark Beadle, Morrow, Oh
Condolence: Jeff and family, I am sorry for your loss. She was a special lady and must’ve been a great mother.
Condolence From: Maureen and Dan Forney, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Connie, Your Mom was one in a million, she will be missed, but take comfort in knowing that there is a celebration in Heaven for her homecoming. Celebrate her life and remember all the good times. With Sincere Sympathy, and Love
Condolence From: Lynne Baumhoff, Prairie Village, KS
Condolence: My thoughts are with each of you. Ne-Ne was a bright, shining, star of a person. I had not seen her in years, yet I can see her smile and hear her laugh as if in her company right now. You have the great fortune of being a close and connected family - that love will carry you through this loss and is itself, a tribute, to Ne-Ne's legacy. Much love to all of you.
Condolence From: Mary Menke, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: Nene and I first met when we lived on the second floor of King Hall ,our freshman year.This was followed by many happy and sad times that we shared.After I moved to Fla the “girls” would
spend time with me. When I was in Ohio, It was lunches, trips
and times spent remembering.l already have the card for her Birthday, but I will not it celebrate it in the way I expected.
Condolence From: Charlayne (Char) Schultz, Westerville, Oh
Condolence: Ne-Ne and I were not close friends but I knew her from being a long time Westerville person. Every half price day at the Thrift Shop, Ne-Ne and I would be there when it opened at 9 a.m. looking for our bargains. We would always chat about people we knew in common. I am so sorry for your loss and will miss her along with many who knew her. Praying for your family.
Condolence From: Mary Neff, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: What can I say.I first met Nene our freshman year at Otterbein.
Since then we have shared many happy times,
tears, and a glass of wine.God bless you,her family.
Condolence From: Megan (Cole) Mitchell, Raleigh, NC
Condolence: I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your mother. I know you are devastated. Your family and mine were so very lucky to have such one of a kind mothers. Your mother was so kind to us after mom died. Meeting us for lunch when we would come to Ohio for the marathon.
One of my only childhood memories is when i got to play with Connie's toy horses. The day your mom let me take one home to keep, was like Christmas!
Condolence From: Cathy Bell Best, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Connie, I hope you can find peace and comfort in the love of your friends and family during this time of loss. I’m holding you close to my heart.
Condolence From: Marilou (Bay) Legge, Gaithersburg, MD
Condolence: To lose a parent is earth-shifting, and to do so this way unimaginable. I remember your Mom as such a vibrant soul — smiling, fun and oh so welcoming and warm and accommodating to my challenging elementary school self. The hours I spent at your house and at your Grandma’s farm were many and special, but one particularly stands out — the day of the Cuban missile crisis the TV was on and I had convinced myself that going the short distance from your home to mine was dangerous and I couldn’t get myself calmed down. But your Mom just hugged me until I settled down. That was her in a nutshell I think. Please know that many many people, both near and far and seen and unseen, are holding you all in our hearts. Much love to all of you.
Condolence From: Jane Holford, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Ne-Ne opened her heart and family to me one summer when I was a rookie teacher and newly singlenand missing my family. She shared stories of Connie and herself meeting my sister at the Otterbein plays. It was a summer of burgers on the grill and family stories. In the next 50 years I would see her and she always remembered me and we would family chat. I had the pleasure of getting to know her boys as adults and teach a few of her delightful grandkids. What a wonderful legacy of love.
Condolence From: Jan Mayville, Westerville, Oh
Condolence: My mom, Kay Conley, my sister Kim and I send you all our condolences. Having known you all for so many years it is hard to believe she is gone... she always was smiling and so proud of her kids and grandkids. She will be missed. Hold on to all those precious memories and know you have a special angel with you always.
Jan Conley Mayville
Kim Conley Kjelland
Condolence From: Dick & Paula Laird, WESTERVILLE, Ohio
Condolence: The only possible reason God took one of our kindest, most caring souls on earth had to have been a very urgent need in that world. We feel blessed to have known her. I know my mom, Barb Laird Hill will welcome her friend with open arms!
Condolence From: Peter Roush, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Ne-Ne was full of love for everyone 24/7. Always happy to see you and interested in you. It seems so unfair that this happened such a beautiful person in good health, and at this age. I expected to see her live a few more years. Our most sincere condolences go out to the entire family!
-Pete and Patti Roush