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Constance Lorraine "Connie" Birkey

March 17, 1927 - June 3, 2014
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Canton, IL- Constance L. "Connie" Birkey, 87, of Canton, formerly of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born in Beardstown, IL, March 17, 1927 the daughter of Lorenz and Johanna Eberhardt Schaefer. She graduated in 1945 from Beardstown High School. She married W. Richard "Dick" Birkey in Beardstown, January 28, 1951. Connie retired August 1, 1987 from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church where she served on the Altar Guild and was active in the Seeker's Bible Study for many years. She was also a member of the Lutheran...
Canton, IL- Constance L. "Connie" Birkey, 87, of Canton, formerly of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Graham Hospital in Canton.

She was born in Beardstown, IL, March 17, 1927 the daughter of Lorenz and Johanna Eberhardt Schaefer. She graduated in 1945 from Beardstown High School. She married W. Richard "Dick" Birkey in Beardstown, January 28, 1951.

Connie retired August 1, 1987 from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church where she served on the Altar Guild and was active in the Seeker's Bible Study for many years. She was also a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. After moving to Canton, Connie, along with her husband Dick attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton. Connie was devoted to her family. She looked forward to gatherings and spending time with them.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Dick Birkey, her son, Richard "Rick" (wife Jeannie) Birkey of Canton, her grandson, Shae (wife Katie) Birkey and her great grandson, Brooks Birkey, all of Washington, IL, her sister, Aurelia Fisher of Peoria, IL as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 daughters; Nancy in 1963 and Gloria in 2003.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd. Springfield, IL from 2-4 pm. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am Monday, June 9, 2014 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church 2645 Old Jacksonville Rd., Springfield, IL with Rev. Daniel Eggold officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to Our Savior's Lutheran Church and School 2645 Old Jacksonville Rd. Springfield, IL 62704 or the 2141 W White Oaks Dr, Springfield, IL 62704

Please visit the online Life Remembered Story at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

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"Dick, Rick, Jeannie and family, we are wanting you folks to know that we are so sad to hear of Connie's passing. She was such a wonderful lady and a friend..." Ray and Judy Brown (Canton, IL)

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