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 Celebration of Life Reception will be held for Connie Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The location will be determined at a later date. For additional information please call Metcalf Funeral Directors at (936) 756-3311.
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.
Celebration of Life
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
To Be Determined
Constance Shrader O'Connor
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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 !