Connie Sue Root
Connie Sue Root
  • January 13, 1944 - September 8, 2016
  • Illinois

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Connie Sue Root, 72, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on September 8, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born January 13, 1944 in Enfield, Illinois to Hubert and Bessie (Dennis) Pollard. She married Ray Root on June 27, 1965 in Enfield, Illinois, and he survives.

She was self-employed, owning and operating Connie's Day Care for 20 years. She loved her family dearly, and enjoyed her pets and gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Ray of Albion; three daughters: Melissa Gillard of Albion, Chrissy (Scott) Cowling of Albion, and Stephanie (Randy) Rost of O'Fallon, Illinois; one son, Steven Root of Evansville, Indiana; and eleven grandchildren: Ashley, Madeline, Meredith, Jake, Brayden, Drayke, Maeve, Payton, Avery, Montana, and Haley. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ernest Pollard; and five sisters: Mary Vineyard, Helen Yates, Jennie Martin, Pauline Martin, and Maxine Mercer.

Per Connie's wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion. Friends and family may call from 12 noon until the time of service. An inurnment at Graceland Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois.

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Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.