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Stockton, Constance Faye
Constance Faye Stockton, age 66, of Galesburg passed away May 18, 2012 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg, IL.

The crack of a bat put an instant smile on Connie's face. Spring to Fall the daily baseball schedule was readily recited. Allowing that it is possible to watch too many baseball games was not in her thoughts. Life at times seemed to take on the unhurried pace of an afternoon double header.

Born on July 11, 1945 in Rock Island, IL to Thomas and Virginia (Stout) Stockton, Connie lived most of her life in Knoxville, where she graduated from high school in 1963. Early on Connie was employed at Orion Flower Shop but spent most of her working days at Knox County Nursing Home where she served as a CNA for more than 20 years.

A quite observer of those around her, Connie spent a lifetime helping others; whether babysitting for her little sister, caring for those that needed assistance in the nursing home or watching her nieces and nephew. In later years, she provided loving support for her parents and other family members and friends.

An avid baseball fan, Connie delighted in watching her Cubbies especially attending spring training games as a child and young adult. For years, her weekly schedule included swim sessions where she loved being in the water while enjoying the company of others. An invitation to eat out was rarely turned down. She found enjoyment in vacations and gatherings with family and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, she is survived by her sister Jacqueline (Robert) Miener of Galesburg; nieces Ashley (B.Tyler) Philippi of Brookfield IL; Lindsey (Joseph) Beumer of Eden Prairie, MN; nephew Nicholas Miener of Bellingham, WA; one great nephew.

On July 3, 2012, Graveside services officiated by Rev. James Ecklund will be held at 10:00 AM in Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville IL, with a Celebration of Life and luncheon to follow at 11:00 at Soangetaha Country Club Galesburg IL. Memorials can be made to the City of Galesburg Hawthorne Pool Fund or Chicago Cubs Charities. Online condolences and sympathy cards can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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