Connie Sisson, 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy from complications of a stroke. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation, Cedar Rapids, are in charge
Connie is survived by her three children, Michael (Deborah) Sisson, Peggy
(Tim) Floming, both of
Cedar Rapids, and L. Clark (Sandy) of Omaha Neb.: three grandchildren, Tyler (Brooke), Nick (Morgan) and Logan Sisson; brothers-in-law, Jim (Doris), Paul (Bev) and Duane Sisson; sisters-in-law, Sharla Boros and Kathy (Dave) Schollman.
She is proceeded in death by her husband, Lowell E. Sisson, in 2016; parents, Dr. Rex and Kathryn Smith; brother, Dr. J.C. Smith; granddaughter, Chrystie Sisson; and brother-in-law, Steve Boros.
Connie was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Waterloo, Iowa. She graduated from West High School in 1954. She and Lowell married that same year in September at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, after his graduation from West Point and she became an army wife. One of her most cherished accomplishments in life was her work placing infant German babies with American Servicemen, specifically children with special needs. She proudly became to be known as "The baby lady". Michael became part of our family in 1956 because as she always stated he was and is our gift from God.
During her life, Connie was an avid reader and proponent of higher education and excelled in her college studies even if she was considered a "mature" student, worked full time and was raising three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BLS Degree 1982 and was elected to Alpha Sigma Lambda national honor society. She served on the Linn County Council on Aging Board of Directors for three years and worked at the Mercy Hospital gift shop.
Writing was her forte so she decided to try advertising and public relations. She founded her company Connell Communications after working for others she chose to become the boss. With many satisfied clients and over 25 years in the business, she decided to retire.
A special thank-you to the dedicated staff at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. Peter and Beth Teahen and the many committed and lately over worked staff at Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.