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MATTOON — Connie M. Manes, age 68, of Mattoon passed away at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Funeral Services with military rites honoring her life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Eastside Church of the Nazarene, 2129 South 9th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938 with Pastor Lloyd Simpson officiating. Burial will take place at Dodge Grove Cemetery at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Connie was born on February 10, 1951 in Muncie, Indiana the daughter of Ralph and Georgia (Henson) Manes.

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Survivors include her sister, Kay Ogden; nieces and nephews, Pamela (Ben) Andres, Kimberly Manion, Terry Trader and Dawn Lint; Joshua (Christine) Francis, Jayden Craig, Kaleb Christopher, Kyler Lint, Raymond Broadway, Austin Pitts, William Pitts, Byson Broadway and Liam Neff; Lacy Craig, Danielle (Nick) Pitts, Allison Lint and Tearza Broadway, Aubriee Broadway, Ma’Kailya Wilson; and special friend, Janet Woelber. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Barb McGinness; niece, Corina Harney; and nephew, Nathan Craig.

Connie served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. She worked as a Computer Programmer both at Lake Land College and retired from the Eastern Illinois University Data Center. Connie was a Democratic Party Precinct Committee Person and her letters to the editor could be seen regularly in the newspaper. Connie made the world a better place by always giving of herself in everything she did. Most of all, Connie cherished spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Because of her love for animals, memorial donations in her honor may be given to the Coles County Animal Shelter, 6818 North County Road 1120 East, Charleston, IL 61920. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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