We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pleasant Hill
Constance Kay Spahr
Age 78, passed away Monday, August 16, 2021, at Ohio Brookdale Assisted Living, Beavercreek. She was born January 5, 1943, in Enid, Oklahoma, to her parents Chester Leroy Sleppy and Leona Mae (Robbins) Sleppy while her father was stationed in Enid, Oklahoma during WWII. The family relocated to Miami County, Ohio after Chester’s service where Connie, her younger sister, and brother were raised. She had the benefit of a large, loving extended family and enjoyed recounting fond memories of time spent with aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout her life.
Connie was a 1961 graduate of Newton High School and remained active in the Alumni association most of her life. She maintained strong friendships with many of her classmates.
After high school, Connie enjoyed her independence and began work at NCR in Dayton, Ohio before marrying and beginning a family. She later worked at Hobart, Corp. in Troy, Ohio. Connie spent the following 25+ years working with Environment Control in Tipp City, OH before retiring in 2018. She was valued for her work ethic and kindness.
Connie was a devoted mother to her three children. She loved attending their concerts and sports contests, and nurtured a love of music in all of them. She impressed upon her children the importance of service and care for others through her volunteer work and care for extended family members. She also taught them forgiveness, resilience in the face of hard times, and how to love unconditionally.
Connie lived her life with enthusiasm! She enjoyed her furry family members, traveling, playing games, walking, reading, and taking in a good movie. She found fulfillment in volunteer work with Miami County CASA, Ginghamsburg Church, Be Hope Church, and local hospitals. She was also an active member of the Beavercreek Senior Center.
Until the very end, Connie maintained a strong sense of independence and strength of character that will endure in the memories of her family, friends, and acquaintances. Although Connie was not ready to depart this life, she accepted her Lord and Savior’s calling and is now reunited with loved ones who have gone before. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, grand-daughter Leah-Marie, and great-nephew Jordan.
She is survived by her children Anne Coressel, Amie Orloff, Tony Spahr, their families, and loved ones. Grandchildren Tailor, Heidi, Samantha, Addison, and Aidan enriched Connie’s life. She enjoyed spending time with them, valued their unique personalities, and loved them each dearly.
Connie is also survived by her sister Kathleen Tasker (Alan) of Georgia and brother Gary Sleppy of Bradford, Ohio along with nieces Christie Ellis, Amber Evans, Angela Browning, and nephews Scott Tasker, Brian Tasker, Shane Sleppy and their families. Connie has always enjoyed the very special bond she’s had with her sister and brother regardless of the miles between them. Their companionship during these past few months has been especially meaningful to her.
Connie recently shared the following Bible passage with her children. “Look for a star of guidance in your life, and be willing to follow wherever I lead. I am the Light from on high that dawns upon you, to guide your feet into the way of Peace” Luke 1: 78-79. She is at peace in the Lord.
Private services will be held with interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Connie’s family has requested donations made in memory of her to one of the following. Newton Local Schools Scholarship Fund, 201 N. Long St., Pleasant Hill, OH 45359, or National Court Appointed Special Advocate / Guardian Ad Litem, https://nationalcasagal.org/advocate-for-children/.
Condolences, cards, remembrance letters, pictures, or items can be sent to or offered at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main Street, Pleasant Hill, Ohio 45359, www.jackson-sarver.com.