Connie Kay Newenham

Born: Thu., Feb. 23, 1956
Died: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Connie Kay Newenham, 61, of rural Pleasant Hill, IL passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield. She was born on February 23, 1956 to Zane and Fern Hagen Schlieper in Pittsfield.  Connie married her husband of 43 years, Roger, on June 28, 1974 in Pleasant Hill, and he survives.

Connie graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1974 and then went on to work at various places.  She worked as a teller for a bank in Pittsfield, as well as Brown Shoe Factory and several other factories in Jacksonville.  Connie loved knitting, reading, and stained glass.  She often went to auctions where she would add antiques to her collection, along with other unique items.  She has collected over 60 Ed Smith paintings.  Connie enjoyed mushroom hunting with her mom and talking with her friends.  She liked baking, especially her famous sugar cookies.  She also loved her pets very much.  Connie's favorite music artist was Meat Loaf.  

She is survived by her mother, Fern Schlieper; her daughter, Claire Newenham of rural Pleasant Hill, IL; sisters, Sue (Richard) Albers of Virden, IL and Carolyn (Don) Long of Auburn, IL; five nieces, Christenah Haefner of Nashville, TN, Sarah Albers of Memphis, TN, Letitia McCarty of Richland, WA, Amy Brown of Decatur, IL, and Erin Mauzy of Virden, IL; seven great nieces and three great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Zane Schlieper and a niece, Rachel Long.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Calhoun County.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Hillcrest Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Connie's memory to the following organization:

Hillcrest Cemetery

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Patricia Ulrich
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this painful time...I was talking with Connie into the early morning a day and 1/2 before she passed away online on messenger... We had agreed that we would get together in a month or two ...this would give her time to recoup and maybe the weather would hold out.......sadly this wasnt the case...but during the years since I met Connie in Godfrey Walmart-I have come to realize this woman is giving, funny, has a way with words and loved her family so very much..May she rest at peace and the family remember her goodness !!

Joyce Griswold
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
So sorry to hear of Connie's sudden passing. She was a special lady. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.

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