In loving memory of

Connie Sue Housman
August 5, 1954 - January 22, 2019

Connie Sue Allen Housman, 64, New London, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington. She was born August 5, 1954 in Burlington to Dale Edward and Blanche Irene Garrels Allen. She was a 1973 graduate of New London High School; a graduate of Burlington Beauty Academy and a member of New London United Methodist Church.
Connie enjoyed sports, especially the Hawkeyes; boating, puzzles, shopping, cooking, baking and canning; and she loved her time with grandkids and family events. She loved doing hair and had missed seeing her clients.
Survivors include two daughters; Lisa (Ben) Bence and Lyndsay (Rich) Lerdal, both of Burlington; three grandchildren, Abbey, Garret and Caydee; one sister, Dalene (Steve) Pickle of New London; two brothers, Chuck (Pat) Allen of Danville and Jim (Pat) Allen of New London and nieces and nephews. Her parents preceded her in death.
A memorial service for Connie Housman will be 1:00 PM Saturday at Elliott Chapel with Pastor Dean Graber officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Friday with the family receiving friends from 5 - 7 PM. Her body has been cremated with private inurnment at Burge Cemetery at a later date. Memorials have been established for Great River Hospice House and West Burlington Athletic Boosters, where her grandchildren attend school.

Tributes

Ruth Holze wrote on Jan 27, 2019:

"Jim and Family, We were sorry to hear of Connie?s death. It?s been a long time since we were neighbors, but I cherish those days of that neighborhood. You have our sympathy. Gordon and Ruth Ann Holze"

Nyla Craig wrote on Jan 26, 2019:

"My thoughts and prayers are with you. Connie was a very special person and will be missed by all who knew her.She always had a smile and a positive attitude even though she was ill. She was a wonderful example to her family. With sympathy and prayers"

Jan & Ron Crow wrote on Jan 26, 2019:

"So sorry for all your loss. We always saw Connie at West Burlington Grandparents day each year, as our granddaughter goes there, too. She always had her beautiful smile & she looked amazing, even when you knew she didnt feel amazing. She will be missed."

Bev Moffett Sloan wrote on Jan 25, 2019:

"Jim and Pat. So sorry for the loss of your sister. Prayers for all the family. Bev Moffett Sloan"

Becky and Steve Staebell wrote on Jan 25, 2019:

"Our sympathy to Connie's family. I will always remember her wonderful smile and kindness. Prayers for comfort. Becky and Steve"

Debbie Oliver wrote on Jan 24, 2019:

"Met Connie when we transferred from Texas to MtP with Motorola. She welcomed us as if we had lived in MTP all our lives. It was hard to say good-bye 4 yrs later when we were transferred back to Texas but we remained friends thanks to Facebook these last 23 yrs. Her kind spirit and positive outlook were genuine qualities she shown to all. Prayers to her family and especially her grand kids as they work thru the grieving stage but rest assure she is only a prayer away"

Dona Doyle wrote on Jan 24, 2019:

"I remember when Connie lived in Danville I would spend nights with her on the farm. Each Halloween I would spend the night and then get to ride the school bus to school with Connie the next day. She was a great person. My deepest sympathy to her family. She will be missed by all that knew her!!!"

Linda Smith wrote on Jan 24, 2019:

"So sad for your loss. May she rest now, free from pain."

Holly Mills wrote on Jan 24, 2019:

"Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Christe Holly Christe-Mills"

Katie Johnson wrote on Jan 23, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss of your mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. May she now Rest In Peace. Katie Johnson "