Connie S. Wagoner, 85

Connie S. Wagoner, 85, of North Manchester, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on April 9, 2021.

Connie was born in July of 1935 to Harold and Ethel (Evans) Chittick in Clinton County. After graduating from Rossville High School in 1953, she went on to study Education at Manchester College.

In 1951, she started dating the love of her life, Morris Wagoner, they wed in 1953.  Together they had five children: Diana, Linda, Robert, Mark and Sherri.

After Connie had Diana, she dedicated her life to being a wonderful mother. Connie excelled at encouraging her family and friends supporting them through their many passions. She made it her mission to improve the lives of others. 

She and Morris joined Brethren Volunteer Service in 1954. They served as Disaster Leaders for the Yuba City, Calif. Flood Recovery Team in 1955. As a couple, they continued a life of service to their family, church and community. For 33 years they served as leaders of the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren Youth and North Central Indiana District Brethren Youth.

Connie was also involved as a leader and supporter in her children's many activities, including Cub Scouts and 4-H. In her later years, she volunteered her talents to MOPS and Thursday's Child. Connie spent many years working at Timbercrest Senior Living and also spent many years at Manchester Community Schools.

Connie's life displayed a strength of character, a strength of faith, and a strength of will.  She was a blessing and a role model for her family and all those who knew and loved her.

Connie was preceeded in death by her parents, Harold and Ethel Chittick; and brothers, Rex and Max. She is survived by her loving husband, Morris, of 67 plus years of marriage; sisters, Bonnie Cripe and Betty Metzger; children, Diana (Rex) Frohlich, Linda (John) French, Robert (Erin) Wagoner, Mark (Julie) Wagoner and Sherri (Patrick) Francescon; 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, Liberty Mills, with calling beginning at 9 a.m. A public graveside will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at the Rossville Cemetery, 61 North Delphi Road, Rossville. Rev. Stephen Wagoner (nephew) from Maryland and Pastor Erin Huiras will officiate.

For those wishing to honor the memory of Connie S. Wagoner, memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship of Churches, Attn. Thursday’s Child, 410 North Market Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, 103 Third Street, Liberty Mills, Indiana 46946.

The family of Connie S. Wagoner has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.

Posted on 2021 Apr 12