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lemonz
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   Posted 3/5/2005 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Connie was my go to lady! Connie never failed to give great advice. She worked endlessly to help others and to keep herself educated on all the latest news.
As you know Connie passed but after talking to her husband Bob I was relieved to know that her passing was almost like she went to sleep. She had one lung that had fluid and that kept her breathing a little different than if she were actually sleeping. He said she was mentally alert until she started feeling a bit of pain and they gave her morphine. He said with that she appeared to have gone to sleep, and no sign of discomfort. I do believe the cause of death will be liver failure. Connie was only 59 years old.  She was married to Bob for 27 years. He has two daughters by a previous marriage. He and Connie had no children together. Her sister is there and they are waiting to confirm arrangements because of his daughter trying to get a flight in.
Arrangements so far, are for the Davis Gross Funeral Home. Tentatively set for Monday. Please let me know what if anything you want to do about flowers. I have no idea how we do this. I have the name of a good florist that Bob said, sent flowers that she liked. Sadly, we really have lost one our our best fighters. I will leave you with her famous saying. Know your enemy, is what I always say! People like Connie are how the term deeply missed came into being. Connie was our treasure and they say as long as one person remembers you, you are never really gone. Well Connie will be with us for a long time, if that is true.


How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.
 
 

Post Edited (lemonz) : 3/5/2005 10:26:22 AM (GMT-7)


gma
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   Posted 3/5/2005 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Joyce I can order flowers or you can if you want to. Simply call the florist tell them what you want and ask that anyone wishing to help send checks to you. If you would rather I do it, let me know. I usually order pink roses with baby breath, daisies or whatever them seem to think they can do. I always tell the florist what it is all about, hoping they will do a really special job. Since this is Sat. and the funeral could be Monday we have only today to get flowers ordered. Maybe I should call you or you call me and let me know what you want to do. Getting Chuck's lunch now. Hugs MK


Tavish
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   Posted 3/5/2005 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Joyce, thanks for the cyber-eulogy, that was very nice and calming. Connie was a fighter but I am glad the end was peaceful for her. She was about a 15 year survivor, many of those years with mets.

Is there a charity we can donate the extra flower money too? Obviously Komen is always great, but sometimes people have another pet charity.

L&H,
Lori


lemonz
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   Posted 3/5/2005 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I have ordered 2 dozen pink roses. Bob is saying the viewing is probably going to be Monday morning. Mk reminded me that we had better get them ordered. I called and talked to the lady and she was ever so helpful. The card will read: To Connie our treasure from all of us at HealingWell. I have asked MK if she would mind collecting from anyone that wants to donate. I have had problems lately with the kids looting our mail box. So she has said she would be glad to help. She will donate any extra to whatever we decide. That has taken a lot off my mind. I really appreciate her help with this. L&H and hope that meets with everyones approval. Again so sorry I had to move before anyone had a chance for input, and again thank you MK for all your help. L&H Joyce
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.
 
 


gma
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   Posted 3/5/2005 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
OK this will be a joint effort. Joyce is ordering flowers, but does not want to handle money. So anyone wanting to contribute, send check to me and then I will turn over to Joyce what she needs and if there is any left over will give it to some breast cancer group. How is that? How about the FORCE group or YSC? Both are working towards research help for younger women and women with the BCRA genes. Hugs Mary K.


postal2
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   Posted 3/5/2005 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds good to me. I will mail you a check, MK. Thank you both, Joyce and MK, for doing this for our dear Connie. This really makes me sad. SIGH, Gail
 It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.   Elisabeth Kubler Ross


cupycake2
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   Posted 3/5/2005 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much MK and Joyce for doing this. I will be getting a check in the mail ASAP!

My thoughts and prayers are with Connie's Bob and the rest of her family.

She will be so missed.

Hugs,
Deb
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"
Cicero


claramels2
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   Posted 3/5/2005 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
My heart is aching although I know our Connie is now at peace.  I never got to "meet" Connie but I felt like I had.  I shall miss her great wisdom; I had once told her I pictured her sitting in a huge room surrounded by books...she laughed.  Prayers going out to her beloved Bob and her family and friends... and to all of us.  We love you Connie.  Hugs, Libby
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MNlady13
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   Posted 3/5/2005 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll put something in the mail tomorrow, MK. Thanks to you and Joyce for taking care of this. sigh It is still hard to believe that Connie is gone. She was always so willing to share her knowledge, experience and expertise with anyone who needed help. She was the voice of calm and so matter of fact. She was a gentle soul who comforted all of us. She will be missed so very much. Sadly, Lauri
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kmonke
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   Posted 3/5/2005 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   

MK, I will get a check in the mail to you also.  Joyce thank you for taking care of ordering the flowers.  I am sure the florist will do a wonderful job.

Like everyone else, I can not believe Connie is gone.  When I talked to her last I knew she was weak, but thought it was just because she had had the procedure to drain the fluid and just wasn't feeling up to eating much.  I told her to sit in her easy chair and take it easy.  So glad her passing was easy.  Thank God for morphine at times such as this.  That's what they did for my dad 32 years ago also, and what a blessing it was to ease his pain as he slipped from us.

Joyce, if you talk to Bob, please let him know he and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Kitty


beck2000
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   Posted 3/6/2005 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   

That was a beautiful tribute to Connie, Joyce.  She was truly our treasure and will be missed. Thank you, also, for ordering the flowers.  They will allow us to be at her service in some small way.  MK, I'm sending a check.

Love,

Becky



Cathi
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   Posted 3/6/2005 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Joyce...Getting home from vacation and finding out about Connie was so sad. Your tribute to Connie was wonderful. I was always
so thankful for Connie's info and help that she gave all of us.
I had the honor of meeting Connie in St. Louis ....I can still see
her with the flower in her hair.

She will be missed....

Sadly

Cathi
Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....


Luci
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   Posted 3/6/2005 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
MK and Joyce, thank you for handling the flowers, etc.  When we were in STL. I met Connie for the first time.  What a treat that was.  Thinking of Bob and their family; knowing that the end was peaceful gives me only a tiny bit of comfort.  Luci

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus


Candy
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   Posted 3/6/2005 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Just read Bob's (Connie's DH) e-mail to me about Connie.  I am so sad and I certainly will never forget her.  A true breast friend.  I loved her dearly.

I have her family in my prayers.

Candy


 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 27:9


DiVanDyke
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   Posted 3/6/2005 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Joyce and Mk. I will send a check tomorrow. That was beautiful Joyce. Cathi, I too see her with a flower in her hair. I'll bet she is surrounded by fields of beautiful flowers now. Love, Di

nurse_mikki
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   Posted 3/7/2005 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sad beyond words. I am glad she went peacefully, but that is small comfort at losing yet ANOTHER to this #^$* disease

Hugs to all, M
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