Connie D. Willoughby
Concepcion “Connie” Dolores Willoughby, 90, of St. Joseph departed for heaven from her beloved home on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
Connie was born on February 20, 1924 to John and Mildred (Gray) Alvarez in Elwood, Kansas. She was a quiet and gentle soul who was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. Her wisdom and encouragement will be greatly missed.
Connie enjoyed puttering around the home, she loved spending time in her yard and at family gatherings. She was a talented seamstress sewing for her children and grandchildren as well as Stetson Hat Company for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son, Gerald; infant daughter, Mary Teresa; sister, Patricia McDowell; and brothers Raymond and John Alvarez;
Connie is survived by her children and their spouses; Sandy Turner (Al), Dr. Robert J. Willoughby (Christine), Pat and Babs, Vincent Willoughby (Laura), Mary Nelson (John), Lora Vacca (Brian), and Lisa Phillips (Craig); eighteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; sister, Margarita Stetson; brother, Ralph Alvarez; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Friday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Inurnment: Ashland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.