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Connie Sue (Melville) Southard

September 18, 1966 ~ November 8, 2018 (age 52)

Connie Sue Southard of St. James, Mo. passed away at her home in St. James, Mo. on Thursday, November 8, 2018. She was 52 years, 1 month and 21 days of age.


Connie Sue Southard was born on September 18, 1966 in Phelps County, Mo. to her parents: Donald Melville and Velma (Gibson) Melville-Brooks


Connie Sue Southard was a custodian and worked for the Public School District and 10 years with Melville Boarding and Care, taking care of mentally disabled people which was a family business. She enjoyed being around family and friends. She liked to watch tv, comedies and recent shows. Connie grew up in California then moved to Mo. in 2004 to be close to her family. She had a good kind heart. Connie will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


Connie Sue Southard is survived by her husband Craig Southard of St. James, Mo.; one son: Skyler Southard and wife Miranda of Rolla, Mo.; two daughters: Sara Bolin and Ashley Southard both of St. James, Mo.; one brother: Richard Melville and wife Toni of St. James, Mo.; three sisters: Robin Castillo and husband Tom of El Cajon, CA.; Rhonda Rodriguez of El Cajon, CA. and Lisa Redmond and husband Andy of Rosamond, CA.; along with seven grandchildren: Sadie, Connor, Brendan, Cheyenne, Logan, Gwen and Kylie, along with 7 nephews and 5 nieces.


Connie Southard is preceded in death by her Step Dad Ed Brooks, along with one son Johnny Iannace  and an infant daughter Vanessa Tolbert.


Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 17, 2108 at the Forest City Christian Church in St. James with Gene Branson officiating. Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society.


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All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.

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