Connie lived in Springfield from the time of her birth until she was 28 years old. She was saved and baptized on August 4, 1968 at the age of 13 years. Connie and her twin sister Ponnie were inseparable all their lives. The sisters were active in theater when they were in high school and were even on the cover of a teen magazine in the later teen years. Even when Connie moved to Cabool, Missouri, the sisters stayed in constant contact, and Ponnie became like a second mom to Connie’s girls.
Connie met her husband, Martin Mohler, in May of 1973 when she was working at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield. Not long after they met, Connie quit her job at the Gillioz and started working at Steak ‘n Shake. Connie and Martin were united in marriage on May 5, 1975. To this union three daughters were born: Jennefier Lee and her twin Elizabeth Anne, and Amanda Victoria. In 1983 Connie and Martin moved their family to Cabool, where Connie lived until her passing.
She was a member of Cabool Christian Church for many years before her death. She loved the Lord and her family. Connie was a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother. She earned an associate of science degree from Drury University in 2002, but her heart was always with her family.
She was so proud in 2003 when she became a grandmother for the first time, and she would spend the most of the next 12 years with her grandson Matthew. Connie and Matthew would spend many hours a day playing games, painting, drawing, cooking, and sewing together. She would also read the Bible and many books with Matthew. Anyone who ever met Connie knew how proud she was of her grandson and if you visited with her for very long she would tell you about the Lord and about the latest adventures she had with Matthew.
Connie lived a life centered on the Lord and her family. She also started a few years ago playing secret Santa to people she cared about. She would embroider quilts and give them to people who had touched her in some way in her life. She was active in the church until March of 2015 when she fell ill and was no longer able to attend church on a regular basis.
Connie was preceded in death by her daughter Elizabeth Ann, brother Terry Burough, Jr., brother-in-law Bill Anderson, stepfather Terry Burough, and grandparents Bennie “Salty” Bumgarner and Mabel (Lakey) Bumgarner.
She is survived by her husband, Martin of the home; daughter Jennefier Richardson and grandson Matthew of Cabool; daughter Amanda Mohler of Springfield; mother Norma Burough of Springfield; twin sister Ponnie Anderson of Springfield; sister Teresa Adkins and husband Bill of Springfield; sister Peggy Bhatnagar and niece Amber of California; along with many more friends and family members.
Services will be Friday, October 23, 2015, at Cabool Christian Church. Visitation will be at noon with the service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Matthew Richardson College Fund at Cabool State Bank