Connie Jean Benander

Graveside services for Connie Jean Benander, 63, Lawrence, will be 2 pm Saturday October 11, 2014, at Clinton Cemetery.

She died at her home on October 7, 2014.

Connie was born November 22, 1950 Topeka, Kansas. She was the first born child of Elbert “Shorty” and Doris (Myers)  Benander.  Connie was preceded in death by both her parents, and her brother Victor.  Connie leaves behind her two sisters, Yvonne Shaw and Kimberly Wilson, nieces and nephews. Connie will also be missed by her extended family at Cottonwood, where she had worked and shared many years of her adult life with staff and her roommates.  She enjoyed life at it’s fullest and always had a smile and a joke to share.  Connie will be missed by all who knew her, and she never knew a stranger…

Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.