Constancia “Connie” Flowers – Valier, IL

Constancia “Connie” (Vandekerkhove) Flowers passed away October 12, 2021.

Connie was born June 1, 1957 to Walter and Madeline Vanderkerkhove (Vander) of Sesser. She married Danny Flowers on October 24, 1975. They live in Valier and raised two sons, Jeremy and Jeffrey who blessed them with four grandchildren Daniel, Jeremiah, Zoey and James Flowers and another due in December. She had two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Hazel. Connie is survived by her husband of 46 years, Danny, three sisters, Irma Kimmel, Trudy (Jack) Cohlmeyer and Pat (Bob) Boles, and sister-in-laws Diane (Lee) Rice, and Sharon Greathouse, and numerous nieces and nephews and several cousins in Belgium. She was preceded in death by her parents, her father and mother-in-law Roland and Pat Flowers, her brother Walter, Jr., and her brother-in-law Darrell Kimmel.

Connie graduated from the Sesser-Valier High School and worked for many years at The Print Shop in Sesser before becoming employed with the Franklin County Circuit Clerk’s and Treasurer’s office in Benton where she enjoyed conversing with so many people from the County. She loved motorcycle riding and traveling with her family and spending time in the garden and greenhouse. She especially loved spoiling her grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by so many loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 15 at 11 a.m. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Brother Mark Minor officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Mulkeytown Cemetery.

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