Connie Lee Taber, 88, passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, March 14, 2022, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home.
Connie was born on August 26, 1933, in Walkerton, Indiana. She was the first of four daughters born to Elmer R. and Clara (Culp) Masterman. Connie graduated from Argos High School with the class of 1951.
On August 10, 1952, Connie was united in marriage to the love of her life, Herman Lee Taber. They were able to celebrate 45 years together before Herm’s death in October of 1998.
Connie retired from Young Door Company/Jed-Wen Corporation in 1997 after 30 years of service.
Connie was a long-time member of Plymouth Wesleyan Church where she attended faithfully. She showed her love of the Lord by serving the church in many capacities over the years. Her most treasured time was the years she spent teaching Sunday School to 2–4-year-old preschoolers. She loved children and cherished her time teaching them stories of the Bible.
After Herman died, Connie traveled extensively. She went on mission trips traveling to countries of Sri Lanka, Honduras, Ecuador. She was involved in the Lion’s Club International Eye Program where she traveled to remote parts of Mexico distributing eyeglasses to those in need.
Connie is survived by children Jean (David) Leonard of Alma, Michigan, and Richard (Cindy) Taber of Argos. Grandchildren: Stephanie Taber and Ryan Taber of Argos, Aaron (Jennifer) Leonard, Joseph Leonard, Sara (Joe Elliott), and James (Autumn) Leonard all of Michigan, along with 11 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are sisters: Barb (Joe) Yocum and Nancy (Frank) Rynearson along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Herman, her parents and her sister Roxie Fenkner.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 11-1 p.m. at Plymouth Wesleyan Church, 11203 Michigan Road, Plymouth. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Revs. Ed Friberg and Ollie Dongell officiating.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Marshall County Historical Museum, 123 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN 46563 or the Argos United Methodist Church Food Pantry 570 N. Michigan Street, Argos, IN 46501.
Jim Smart says
Jean and Rich,
Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
May God give you comfort and peace!
My deepest sympathy,
Shelby Purdey says
During my time working at PWC Connie was such a huge help to me. No matter what day or what time, she was there if I needed her. One time, her car wouldn’t start and she walked all the way to the church. I loved Connie so much. Prayers that you feel God’s loving arms around you during this difficult time.
Denise Marinello says
Sending Condolences to the Family, May she Rest in Peace, 🙏 Prayers
Barb Lowry says
Barb & Joe,
We extend our prayerful sympathy to you for the loss of your sister. That sure is a nice picture of Connie – just as we remember her. May she rest in peace.
Barb & Bub
Teresa Campbell Sweeney says
I’m so sorry about your Mother. I pray God will give you strength and peace. May your memories comfort you all.
Donna Taber Whitmer says
I am saddened to learn of Connie’s passing. Sincere condolences to your family. She was a favorite of mine and a long time patron. She will be missed and remembered…
MARY KRICK says
sorry to hear a bout Connie passing. she was one of our neighbor and gotten to enjoy her company and at church too.
Becky Sherer Hossler says
So very Sorry for your loss. I loss my Mom Thanksgiving 2020. She was 95 years old. She lived almost her whole life in Argos. I want to tell you a Memory from long ago.
My Mother, Mildred Sherer Faulkner and my Father, Franklin Sherer (he passed in 1965) was best friends with Elmer and Tutes Masterman. They did everything together. Not sure what year their friendship started but I do have a picture of Elmer holding me when I was maybe a year old which would be around 1953. They was devastated when Tutes died in that car accident.
My Mom used to Motel sit when Elmer and Bernice went on vacation back in the 60’s My siblings Jody and Devon and I would live there too with Mom. That is where she met her 2nd husband/my Step-father Herman Faulkner(she was cleaning his motel room) My Mom was so Lucky to fall in love again with another man that also Loved her children. Herman was a Wonderful Husband, Step-father and Grandpa to many.
Of all of Elmer and Tutes girls she talked the most about Connie through the years, she would see Connie once in awhile. I have pictures of them from the 50’s picking strawberries.