Connie Mae Rouse (Shaw) (1942-2019)

Connie Mae Rouse (Shaw), 77, died Sept. 11, 2019 peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Her funeral service will be 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Connie was born March 6, 1942, in Avery to Willis and Alma Shaw. Connie, always independent and courageous, took a a career path as a female computer programmer in Des Moines and Colorado, eventually settling in California. She had a great love for horses, regularly showing Carousel and Willie, her two prized Arabian Pintos. Connie suffered a stroke 11 years ago, but continued to get the most out of life, pursuing her passion for watercolor painting and spending family time with her daughter, Carrie, son-in-law Dave, grandsons Ian and Noah, and last, but not least, her dog Murphy.

Connie is preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Alma; her brothers, Raymond, Dwight, Eugene and Don Shaw.

Connie is survived by her beloved daugher Carrie Sprosty (Dave) and grandsons, Ian and Noah, as well as her sisters-in-law, Alice Shaw-Davis (Dwight) of Albia and Maryann Shaw (Don) of Joshua Tree, Calif. She is also survived by an abundance of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements entrusted to Barbara Falowski Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. www.barbarafalowski,com.

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