HOWARD — Connie J. St. John, 56, of Howard, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 28, 2013, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Oct. 5, 1956, in Mount Vernon to the late Virginia (Salmons) Gillespie.
Connie is survived by her children, Brandy (Mark) Booth of Howard, Jennifer St. John of Mount Vernon and Jeremy (Beth) St. John of Norwalk; her brothers and sisters, Penny (Robert) Koelbl of Mount Vernon, Paul Gillespie of West Virginia, Randy Gillespie of Fredericktown, Dennis (Candy) Gillespie, John G. Gillespie, Kelly Gillespie, all of Mount Vernon, and Holly (Jeff) Clark of Obetz; her life partner, Barney Sapp of Howard; grandchildren, Alison Booth, Amber Harden, Kathleen Joslin, Carrie Ann St. John, Anakin St. John; along with many close family and friends.
Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Gary L. St. John; brothers and sisters, Paulette Gillespie, Arnold Gillespie Jr., Peggy Stacey, Everett Barrett, Billy Joe Gillespie and Jimmy Gillespie.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dutch’s Bar, 70 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon.
The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home is assisting the St. John family with arrangements.
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