Connie was a property manager at St. Clair Village before her retirement. She loved gardening, cooking, canning, and fishing. She had a kind, giving heart that touched many people. Connie will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary, nee Black, Dove; her father, Homer Hinkle; her step-father, Don Dove; three sisters, Jeanette Ellenberg, Ruth Montgomery, and Terry Dove; and two brothers, Jack Houston and Mike Hinkle.
Surviving are her husband, Thomas G. Schaefer, whom she married on January 23, 2015;
a daughter, Tracy (Al) Ricotta;
a step-son, Erik (Emily) Schaefer;
four grandchildren, Melanie Schaefer, Jacob Hacker, Joshua Hacker, and Samantha Hacker;
six sisters, Kathy Brandt, Donna Dove, Dawn Osteen, Bobbie Jo Randle, Billie Alexander, and Edie LeMasters;
four brothers, Ron Hinkle, David Dove, Homer Hinkle and Donnie Hinkle;
her step-mother, Norma Hinkle;
three brothers-in-law, Walter Schaefer, Mark Schaefer, and Tony Schaefer;
a sister-in-law, Angie (Chris) Smallwood;
and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 15, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Private family services will be held.
Cremation will follow the services.