Constance Lynnette Freeman

November 08, 1931 ‒ December 11, 2016

Columbus, Ohio

Constance Lynnette “Connie” Freeman 85 of Columbus passed away at home on Sunday December 11, 2016.

She was born November 8th 1931 in Milford Center, Ohio; the daughter of Elbert L. and Edna M. (Stillings) Beightler.

She was a 1949 graduate of Magnetic Springs High School and a longtime member of Boulevard Church in Grandview.  After moving to Grandview in 1969, she became a faithful employee of Battelle Memorial Institute, where she worked for twenty years. She then worked for the State of Ohio until her retirement in 2001.

Honored for “ Outstanding Achievement” by the 127th General Assembly of the State of Ohio in 2006 for being “ a remarkable individual, combining civic concern and dedication with selfless initiative” through her volunteer service at Northwest Counseling in Upper Arlington, Connie displayed “an unfaltering devotion to service.. and distinguished (herself) as a conscientious and hardworking Ohioan.” She was also named 1999 Employee of the Year for her exemplary work in her division within the State of Ohio Department of Youth Services.

A cheerful volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, a local food pantry, and at church Connie believed in giving back. She loved gardening, spending many hours cultivating beautiful flowers in her yard.

A beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was known by all as a kind, selfless Christian woman who always put others first and was devoted to her grateful family.

She is survived by sister Eleanor Olsen; daughters Teresa (Paul) O’Connell, Cheryl (Jim) Pascua, and Rhonda (Drew) Holland; six grandchildren Christopher Pascua, Michael Pascua, Amy (Derek) Leatzow, Kristin O’Connell, Brandon Holland, and Drew Holland; great grandson Jameson Pascua; and a large, loving extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Millicent Beightler, Alice Dinovo; brothers Darwin Beightler, James Beightler, and Lewis Beightler.

A celebration of live service will be held at Boulevard Presbyterian Church 1235 Northwest Blvd, Columbus Ohio 43212 on December 17th at 3:00 p.m.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Freeman Family

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Connie’s honor to Habitat for Humanity ( , or Boulevard Presbyterian Church.

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  • Please accept out condolences. Connie was a generous person who always made us welcome in her home. It seemed she was always giving me something-cookies, flowers, food- encouragement.

    She loved you girls and your families. I know she was very proud of each of you. You are a living memorial to her.