On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Connie Arantz, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed at the age of 80. Connie was born on October 23, 1940 in New Carlisle, Ohio to Andy and Imogene Gordon. After graduating from Shawnee High school In Springfield, Ohio, Connie raised a family and worked within the food industry for over 4-decades. Connie and her former spouse, Bruce Arantz (deceased), raised three children together in an amiable and fun-loving environment. Connie had a passion for many things with summer being her favorite season. She was a whiz on roller skates and loved to read books. She spent many summers fishing in Canada. Connie especially loved watching baseball, specifically the Cincinnati Reds and Tampa Bay Rays. Connie loved cats, dogs, and just about any other animal that wandered into the family. Her greatest attributes were her outward love for others, quick wit, and infectious smile. Her spirit was kind and compassionate. Connie’s greatest love of all was the connection she shared with her 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Like a magnet, the children swarmed Connie and she showered them in love. Connie was an active member of the Courts of Praise Church, Harriman, Tennessee. Connie was preceded in death by her father Andy, mother Imogene, brother Ronald, brother Thomas, grandson William, and great granddaughter Abriana. Connie is survived by her sister-in-law Vicki Gordon of Fruitland Park, Florida; children Chris and wife Zoe of Norfolk, Virginia; Cheryl and husband Richard of Springfield, Ohio; Todd and wife Aggie of Clinton, Tennessee, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and many cousins and nieces. Arrangements have been entrusted to Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.
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