Constance Shrader O'Connor
November 1, 1947 – November 20, 2018
Constance S. O'Connor, beloved Mother, daughter, sister, Nana and caring friend passed away on November 20, 2018. Connie was born on November 1, 1947, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was a single mother who did everything she could to ensure the success of her daughters. She was the hardest working woman you will ever meet, and at some points in her career she worked three jobs to take care of her daughters. She worked as an X-Ray Technician at Conroe Regional Medical Center for 32 amazing years, a fact of which she was extraordinarily proud, where she helped mentor and train her fair share of young X-Ray Technicians. Shortly before she retired, she was thrilled to move to CRMC's imaging center where she was a multi-modality technician performing CT Scans and X-rays. She was a loyal confidant to those who called her a friend. She took in stray dogs, cats and the occasional teenager who needed a bonus mom. About six years ago she had several strokes which forced her into retirement, but she was proud of her recovery and the progress she made to continue living in her own home with her "little dogs" that she loved so much. Though the strokes altered her life, she maintained her same funny and very sarcastic personality. She loved her grandchildren dearly, was passionate about participating in Relay for Life with her X-Ray buddies, loved to read, shop and go bowling, and was crazy about her little dogs. Connie will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Connie is survived by her two daughters Molly and Erin and four grandchildren, who called her Nana, and is also survived by her father, Bruce Shrader, and brother and sister-in-law, David and Debbie Shrader. Connie is preceded in death by her mother, Ersel Jean Shrader. A time of remembrance will be held for Connie Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of life reception to follow at West Conroe Baptist church in the Garden Room, 1855 Longmire Rd, Conroe, TX 77304.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Rescued Pets Movement, online at https://www.rescuedpetsmovement.org or by check to Rescued Pets Movement, 2317 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018. Please include “In memory of Connie O’Connor” in the donation note or on the check memo line.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the O'Connor family by signing the guest book.
- Rescued Pets Movement
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Constance Shrader O'Connor
December 20, 2018
It is never easy when our loved ones are called home by God. I was taken back when I heard the news of Connie's passing. When a person you look up to, respect and love unconditionally leaves this earth, it is so hard to accept. Undoubtedly, Connie wasn't only a Mother and College, she was fantastic friend. If she loved you, there was no such thing as hard times. If you were in need, she was the person standing there with a check. She was a stellar woman that I was so proud to call my friend. It isn't goodbye. It is until we see each other again. I will forever love your grandchildren, daughters, and great- grandchildren. I will do my best to instill your values and love into your legacies. Thank you for being a great example of what everyone should be like. Thank you for an incredible friendship. Until we see each other again, my friend. Cheers!
Mary Deal Lovitt
December 15, 2018
Connie and I shared so many good times from Madison Avenue Grade School through ABRAHAM LINCOLN High School. She was funny, fun , yes a bit sarcastic but the best friend a girl could have. We had some fun adventures that included TPing our Chemistry teachers house in Omaha. And David, she made me laugh a lot over stories of how you drove her crazy when you were small. My condolences to her family, loved her.
May you find comfort in knowing she is free of all infirmities and pain and looking upon the face of God and rejoicing.
December 15, 2018
I was so saddened to hear of Connie's passing. We lived close through middle school and high school. My Maiden name was Connie Holland and we lived at 734 Madison Ave. We often rode to school in her Mom's light blue Falcon, when we were late for the bus. I remember her family well, Bruce, Jean, and David, as well as their long-haired chihuahua , named Cocoa. We did so much together. We had three Connie's, all close friends, living within a block of each other. We rode the same bus and same school. One Connie, ( Sprinkel) was a year older. People would be confused by so many Connies all together in school, so, we each started spelling our names differently. She kept Connie, another took Conni, and I did Coni. Connie was pretty, energetic, smart, so much fun, and very positive. I remember her big smile. I'm sure she was a great Mom and Friend!! After High School, we lost connections somehow. Then, kept hoping to see her at a Class Reunion. (I remember she went to the 1st one.) I tried Googling her, and came up empty. So, have wondered about her all these years. I remember she wanted to be an x-ray Tech from when she was young. I'm so sorry we didn't get to connect again. We will all meet again some day. .... Hugs and Prayers to her Family..... Connie (Holland) Betts, Eugene, Oregon.
December 14, 2018
Dear Erin and Molly, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. As you know we were in school together from elementary through high school graduation with so many wonderful memories! When Oscar and I bought our first home, we were delighted to find our neighbors were your grandparents and then you and our daughters also became friends! Our ALHS graduating class has a closed Facebook page and when your mom's passing was posted so many of our classmates offered their prayers and condolences to you and your families.
May friends comfort you, faith uphold you and loving memories heal your heart.
December 12, 2018
I will miss you dearly Connie. You were my work mom and a wonderful friend to grow up with. You made work fun, and even better was when we would just hang out. (Birthday Reubens!!) Our days of Dog Shows will be missed, your sweet smile, even how excited you would get when you had a new piece of jewelry made or a new Dooney and Bourke. I'll never forget how much you loved your fur babies. My favorite cuddle moment was when Molly smuggled in your little pom and the baby just melted in your arms. I love you.
December 10, 2018
I knew Connie for more years than I can remember. We first became friends through her doing my medical testing . She later became an insurance client. She was by the office just shortly before her passing. We discussed the strokes she and I had had and how lucky we were to have come back as far as we had. Along with sharing stories of our kids and grandkids. Of course, we had to talk about our little fur children. We lost ours in September and Connie was a great comfort to me in regards to that. To the children and grandchildren I would like to express my deepest condolences. I know this is a very hard time for you. She was so proud of each and every one of you. May God bless you and keep you strong. Find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have. Kaye Powell
December 6, 2018
Connie took me in as a son back in 1995. She was always good to me and continued to treat me with the upmost respect through all the years. I loved calling her “Ma” and lending a hand however I could. She will be greatly missed and thought of always.
I’ll always remember her story’s on how she rode a sportster to Sturgis like I did only 25 years ahead of me. She will always be “cool”. Miss ya ma....KD
December 5, 2018
My thoughts and prayers for her family and friends! I was so blessed to work with Connie! Her love and care for her patients was amazing to watch! She trained me when I had to move from Doctor Hospital to CRMC. That was a hard move and Connie’s love , sense of humor and her care for our patients helped me with the move! We went to my parents beach house one summer on a girls trip, Connie made the trip so much fun! So thankful and blessed by her love !