IdaCorine "Connie” Thrush, 98

IdaCorine "Connie” Thrush, 98, of rural Wabash died at 12:50 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  She was born Nov. 13, 1921 in Jonesboro to Coartland and Mable (Calender) Connelly.

Connie graduated from Chippewa High School in 1939. In 1941, she married Warren Wilbur "Webb" Thrush. Webb and Connie were in their 79th year of marriage, and were the last two surviving members of their 1939 graduating class. Prior to her marriage, Connie worked at the Wabash Plain Dealer. Thereafter, she concentrated on raising her children and assisting with the family farm. In later years, Connie enjoyed working at Emmalou's Dress Shop in Wabash. Connie was a longtime member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ in Wabash. When she and Webb retired from farming, thirty winters in Fort Myers allowed her to avoid some of Indiana's less pleasing weather. 

She is survived by her husband, Warren Wilbur "Webb" Thrush; and two children, Carol (Jim) Keffaber and Larry C. Thrush, all of Wabash; three grandchildren, Tony (Connie) Keffaber of Franklin, Tenn., Todd (Barb) Keffaber of Freeport, Fla., and Shelly (Mark) Witmer of Roanoke; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter; and her brother, Eugene Connelly.

Because of restrictions occasioned by the current Coronavirus pandemic, private services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Solomon David officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.

The memorial guest book for Connie may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Apr 27