Connie Irene Williams, 71, Inventory Control Specialist, passed away February 6, 2018 in Springfield, Missouri. Connie was born December 6, 1946 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to parents Clarence Creekmore and Marian Needham Creekmore. Connie spent most of her young childhood growing up in Leonard, Oklahoma with her sisters Jean and Mary and brother Bobby.
Connie attended Bixby High School in Bixby, Oklahoma and began working for Wharehouse Market. She was the go to girl at Wharehouse Market working and helping out in just about every facet over the following 10 years. When she had a job offer with the Memorex Telex Company she didn’t hesitate to accept. She knew she would be able to make more money and achieve more growth and opportunity. She finished her 10 year run with Memorex having achieved the position of Inventory Control Specialist. She finished off her working years retiring from WillowBrook foods as a production lead in Missouri. She loved working and the independence it afforded her. She also loved creating life long friendships with her co-workers.
In 1963, Connie found love and marriage with Floyd Ray Williams and although the marriage didn’t end as planned, she was blessed by the arrival of her three children Jennifer, Angella and Michael. Floyd and Connie remained close each taking an active role in raising their children. In 1984, Connie found love again with George Shaffer. They remained married for nearly 10 years and although the marriage ended in divorce, Connie and George never truly stopped loving each other. They remained close and had a strong respect and bond with each other until the day Connie passed.
Connie was blessed to have had both Floyd and George in her life but, she was also fortunate to have found Scott Cloyd later on in her life. They were the best of friends, closest confidants and cared for each others welfare. They had lengthy conversations about life future and past and just truly enjoyed each others companionship.
Connie was one of those rare women that craved adventure, independence and straight talking. She was outgoing and vibrant and had a marvelous sense of humor and a sharp wit for irony. She was honest to a fault and often spoke her mind but, she had a soft quality about it and it drew people in like a moth to a flame. There were many nights spent out on the porch talking to her grandchildren and great grandchildren about whatever issues and hardships they were going through. She had a trusting nature that you could rely on and she was a solid source for advice.
Connie will be remembered for being full of life. She seemed to practically squeeze beauty out of her days wherever it could be found. She looked for the magic in everyday. This generally came from her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren! She was always up for adventure, road trips (she would often pass up the exits because she was enjoying the conversations), camping trips especially when the whole family could meet up at Spavinaw Creek. It was a family tradition to all gather there at least once a year. They would also make many memories camping around Fort Gibson whenever the opportunity arose.
Connie was also a gifted photographer and wonderfully artistic. She loved to paint, crochet and was a talented seamstress. She loved to dance in the rain especially with her grandchildren. Connie was an easy person to love and be around. She developed friendships wherever life lead her –even when her failing health took her in and out of the hospital. She bonded with the nurses there and they in turn adored her.
Connie would also have it be known that she was a wonderful mother to her dog Blossom, Cat Lucy and her African Grey Parrot Spanky. She adopted Spanky from her son Michael as the two of them seemed to just hit it off. Spanky has over 1200 words in his vocabulary, many of those words and sayings attributed to Connie. Spanky shared Connie’s love for “John Wayne!” and he would often remind her of that. Connie also triumphantly taught Spanky to say “Is a pigs butt pork?” and answer himself with “that is correct!” Her son Michael will be in charge of taking care of Spanky once again and we are all sure he will undoubtedly learn that it is correct, a pig’s butt is pork.
Although Connie’s passing has left a hole in the Williams family, they take comfort in the fact that they know without a doubt that Connie is smiling down on them and cherishing the legacy she leaves behind.
She will be missed by all those who loved her and whom she loved in return.
Preceded in death by her daughter Jennifer Williams; parents Clarence and Marian Williams; great grandchildren Miranda Pixley and Calvin Pixley Jr.; nephews Johnny and David Brewer.
Survived by her daughter Angella (Michael) Remmers; son Michael Williams & Micah Timmons; grandchildren Joshua Remmers, Stephanie Pixley and Jesse (Lincoln) Williams; great grandchildren Kendra (Brett) Behrle, Carolyn Simmons, Jasmine Cox, Alex Pixley, Brianna Hodges, Tyler Pixley, Kynley Williams and Judah Williams; great great grandchildren Aliya Holt and Airlyn Turner; sisters Jean (Keith) Berry and Mary Tirey; brother Bobby Creekmore and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom she considered family.
A Memorial Service will be held in her honor on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 Rose Hill Funeral Home 4161 E. Admiral Pl. Tulsa, Oklahoma (Chapel) Pastor Bob Alsup presiding.