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Connie Ballinger

March 15, 1955 — May 30, 2023

Connie Ballinger

Connie Ballinger, 68, of Arthur, IL passed away at 5:34 PM on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at Charleston Rehab and Health Care.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola, IL.  A Celebration of life service will be held at 5:00 PM at the funeral home.

Connie was born on March 15, 1955 in Mattoon, IL.  She was the daughter of Junior and Edna Lois (McClain) Ballinger.  

She is survived by one brother, Wayne Ballinger of Neoga, IL, one sister, Barbara Shutts of Mattoon, IL; nephew, Troy Ballinger, nieces, Denise (Jeremy) Guymon, Theresa Ballinger, Beth (Robert) Mann, Nikki (Ryan) Romine, and Pam Shutts, great nephews, Chris (Megan) Crabtree, Brennan (Meghan) Key, and Austin Romine, great nieces, Alli Ballinger, Gracie Romine, Katie Butler and her fiancé Jacob Starwalt, and Rylee Shutts, two great great nieces, and one great great nephew. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Rex Ballinger, and one sister, Patsy Crabtree and her husband Walt, a sister-in-law, Vera Ballinger and a brother-in-law, George Shutts.

Connie graduated from Mattoon High School in 1973.

Right after school she worked at Mattoon Garment for 17 years; when they shut down she went to work at Neoga Women’s Wear, then later at Sarah Bush Lincoln until she retired.

Connie was a member of the Eagles Club in Mattoon for many years.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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