Connie E. Upchurch

May 28, 1954 ‒ March 17, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

Connie E. Upchurch, age 59 of Ashley passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 17, 2014 in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital following a several year illness.

Born on May 28, 1954 in Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Marilyn (Crawford) Darst. A homemaker, she enjoyed camping, especially at the Delaware State Park and the outdoors. As a fan of motorcycles and Harley Davidson’s, her friends numbered many from those circles. Other than family she also enjoyed collecting unicorns and knives.

Generous in every way a few other characteristics used to describe her traits included; loving, caring, and beautiful. She treasured family and friends gatherings, they were simply the best. Above all else her family was most important, especially her grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband and companion of 31 years Jerry, children Eddie (Tammy) Skeens, Malissa Skeens (Jeff Jones) all of Ashley, grandchildren Rebecca (Travis) Bentley, Jennifer Skeens (Terry Barcus), great-grandchildren Sara Bentley, Nicolas Skeens-Bentley, sisters Lila Bendler and Angela New both of Delaware.

She was also preceded in death by her brother Tony Darst.

Friends may call 5-7 Thursday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware, where services will follow Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family to help with final expenses.

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