Connie Jo Crone, 48, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Wednesday morning, September 12, 2012, at the Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, in Davenport, Iowa. Add or view memories
Friends and family may gather for "One Last Party"® in remembrance of Connie on Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. in "The Bistro" at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.
Connie Jo Roth was born on February 11, 1964 in Jackson County, Iowa, to Neil and Mary (Schmidt) Roth. She grew up in the Quad Cites and at age 4 moved to Maquoketa, and then to Andrew where she attended school. She married Roland "Rolly" Shady on September 11, 1982 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1985. She then married Danny Ellison in 1988.
Connie had worked various jobs and most notably had been a cook and bartender at Bill's Tap in Maquoketa for 13 years.
Connie enjoyed crafts, sewing and cooking. She especially loved her family and her granddaughter.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Brandi (and her fiancé, Zach Campbell) Shady of Maquoketa, IA, and Charles Ellison of Maquoketa, IA; a granddaughter, Hadley Campbell; sisters, Judy (Jack) Evans of Grand Mound, IA, Linda (Don) Slyers of DeWitt, IA, Becky Duffield of Chicago, IL, Susan (Leonard) Hefel of Maquoketa, IA, and Nita (and her fiancé, Dan Balichek) Bickford of Oxford Junction, IA; and a special friend Dan Riniker, Sr. of Maquoketa, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Roland "Rolly" Shady.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Connie Jo Crone memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com.