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Constance "Connie" Allegra Allen


Service: 5:00pm Sat. January 13th, 2018
Location: First Christian Church

ALLEN, Constance “Connie” Allegra, 72, of Springfield, passed away January 5, 2018 in The James Cancer Center. She was born September 22, 1945 in Springfield the daughter of the late Robert A. and Betty A. (Ramby) Thompson. Connie was employed by Ohio Bell and AT&T for 27 years. After retirement, she worked at the Clark County Board of Elections, and volunteered at the Springfield Regional Cancer Center, She was a member of First Christian Church where, as a true patriot, she taught a Constitution class and did missionary work in Honduras, Haiti, and across the United States for over 25 years. Survivors include four children and spouses, John Allen, Atlanta, GA, Cynthia & Dr. David Sutton, Jacksonville, FL, Matthew & Alisa Ross, Perrysburg, OH and estranged son, Todd Allen, Missouri; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; siblings, Monica (Thompson) & Joe Wolbert, Douglas & Joan Thompson, Stephen & Gail Thompson, Gregory Thompson and Christopher & Linda Thompson, devoted friend of 40 years, Sandy Fenton, cherished friend, Sharon Hanlin and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Allen, in 2016. The family would like to express their appreciation to Drs. Ravi Khanna and Zaw Bo at the Springfield Regional Cancer Center, Dr. Ashley Rosko at the James Cancer Center, Dr. Pius Kurian, and all their staff. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 13, at First Christian Church, with Pastor Joel Augustus officiating. Family will receive friends four hours prior beginning at 1:00 PM in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Lifeline Christian Ministries. Arrangements are being handled by Conroy Funeral Home.
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- Judy & Stephanie (Carnes) Hoberty, Saturday January 13th, 2018

Matt & Cindy, We are very saddened by your loss. Your mom has been a great encouragement to our family over the past three years. We are thankful for her servants heart and that she is no longer in pain. Praying for you!

- Judy & Stephanie (Carnes) Hoberty, Saturday January 13th, 2018

Hi Matt, I was sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Connie. She always had a smile on her face. We had such a good time with your mother and Cliff during senior year basketball. Please know our family is thinking of you and yours. Our prayers and love are with you. Sincerely, Nancy Callison

- Nancy Callison, Saturday January 13th, 2018

We send our deepest sympathies to you and your family Greg. So glad you were able to spend some time with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Sinde and Joel Rubiner, Wednesday January 10th, 2018

This very special woman who became a dear friend of my husband's at the Springfield Cancer Clinic. Roger looked forward to his treatments because he knew she would be there to cheer him on, when he was taking chemo 8 hours a day every Friday. His last treatment was in Nov and he asked about her then. They are both in Heaven looking down on our families.

- Pat Betton, Sunday January 7th, 2018

My deepest sympathy to my honorary niece and nephew, Cindy and Matt, my dear friend Monica, and the entire family. Your wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and step-mother graced my life with her beautiful spirit back in 1970 when we both worked at Ohio Bell. After work, we would end up at each other's homes. One night, we even had a friend pierce our ears using ice cubes and a potato! When our children were born, we represented ourselves as each others' sister in order to get into the maternity ward (rules were different then). When Jerry and I lost our second child, Aunt Connie was there for me every step of the way. When I was injured in an automobile accident, Connie put her life on hold and drove me to physical therapy everyday. As the years passed by, and we were separated by long distances, we kept in touch. After Cliff passed away, Cindy gave us a priceless gift of what turned out to be our last time together. Connie spent time with me and my family, and we toured San Francisco, and reminisced about those days back in the 70s and early 80s. We laughed and cried together as we reflected on the paths our lives had taken. I was so impressed with her missionary work. She truly lived outside herself and set an example for all of us. . I know that Connie treasured her family and was so proud of each and every one of you. Her love and devotion to Cliff was another example of her unlimited selfless/loving spirit. Her love of God was an inspiration to all of us to "let our light shine".......she certainly did! Because of her love of God, when the end was near for her, she was at peace. Connie, thank you for being my treasured "forever friend". I will always carry you in my heart. I love you ----Rest in Peace.

- Leta Montgomery, Sunday January 7th, 2018

Cindy and Madison, what a blessing to have had this beautiful, very special woman in your life. You are both so blessed. Your Mom and Grandmother will now be with you at a whole new level watching over you and guiding you until you meet again. You will feel her presence continuously. She did a fantastic job raising you Cindy, I love you like a sister. And Cindy, you did a fantastic job raising Madison. What powerful, strong, successful women your Mom and Grandmother created in you Cindy and Madison. God bless her, God needed a Bad A** Woman and called for your Mom Cindy and you Grandmother Madison. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet her! Love you gals!! Stay strong and God Bless you all!

- Leah, Saturday January 6th, 2018

Sending our sympathies and love. Aunt Connie was a wonderful woman. We will be thinking of you Cindy and Matt

- Craig and Ina Jo Barker, Saturday January 6th, 2018

My heart goes out with deepest sympathy to the family of Connie. God knows your deep heartache and the many tears you shed and he wants to sustain you. In the Bible at 2 Corinthians 4:7 it says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal,” to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. We can recover because of our hope. When Jesus was on earth he saw the grief that his friends Martha and Mary experienced at the death of their brother, Lazarus, the Bible says, “Jesus cried,” (John 11:35). Afterwards, he resurrected Lazarus. Everyone was so joyful at having Lazarus back with them. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out.” Jesus was referring to the resurrection. This is our amazing hope that anchors us. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us, keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness so we can go from one day to the next. It helps us recover and have the power to go on. Not only does God provide the Bible promises to comfort, he will also comfort you by moving people who care about you to give you help and words of encouragement that you need to hear. When he brings the reality of his promised resurrection, all your tears of pain will be replaced with tears of joy.

- Marie, Saturday January 6th, 2018

Connie Allen— what a truly beautiful, phenomenal woman. I am grateful for the time we spent together this past summer. She was graceful even through her pain. Reading the obituary was a wonderful reminder of the reasons I so admire her. She was so connected to the word of God and a shining example to follow.

- Diane Baynes, Saturday January 6th, 2018

Connie was a beautiful person, inside and out. I only wish we had known her sooner in our lives. She will be greatly missed by family and friends, but our loss is Heaven’s gain. We shall look forward to seeing her in our Heavenly home! Many prayers for peace for her loving family.

- Larrie and Gale Bradford, Friday January 5th, 2018

Que descanse en paz Doña Connie nos va a hacer mucha falta. Que Dios la tenga en su gloria.amen

- Selim Janania, Friday January 5th, 2018

Tengo muchos y hermosos recuerdos de Doña Connie, me siento triste por su partida pero feliz porque ahora esta en los brazos de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, algun dia podremos platicar sin problemas de idioma. Dios bendiga a su familia.

- Maya Lira Orellana, Friday January 5th, 2018

So very sorry to hear about your Mother. She was a fine Lady and an earth angel. I will miss her along with so many others. I am in Fl now so I will not be able to attend the service. Please know that I am willing to help in anyway possible. Blessings with love to you and the family. My deepest sympathy.

- Bertha Bolin, Friday January 5th, 2018

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