Williams, Connie 1ccConnie Sue Williams, 71, El Dorado Springs, left this life on Oct. 1, 2016. She was born in Springfield on Jan. 17, 1945, to Alden and Betty Sallee.

On Sept. 7, 1961, she married the love of her life, James Ollie Williams. The union was blessed with three children – Chris, Alden and Jamie.

Connie found the most joy in spending time with Jim and her grandchildren. She loved swimming, music, listening to Jim play the guitar and harmonica and dancing. She was an adventurous daredevil who was ornery and full of life.

Connie was a fighter and had been through a lot in her life. She had polio as a child and was told she would never walk again, but she defeated the odds. She had will power and God on her side.

Connie was proud of her career as an RN in the operating room. She worked as a nurse for over 30 years. She was a devoted Christian and loved to serve the Lord. She was saved in the late 60s and read the Bible often.

Greeting Connie in Heaven were her father, Alden Sallee; sisters, Janice Skakal and Nancy Melton; and brothers-in-law, Roy Lasley and Randy Melton.

Survivors include her husband, James Williams, of the home; her mother, Betty Sallee; daughter, Chris Burrus and husband, John; son, Alden Williams; daughter, Jamie Jacobs; one brother, Tony Sallee; one sister, Velva Lasley; seven grandchildren: Shy’rell, Colby, Kyra, Nick, Josh, Chace and Jessica; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Disposition was by inurnment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Church of El Dorado Springs and left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left on our website at www.blandhackleman.com.

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