The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek

15015 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX



September 29, 1949August 8, 2019

Connie G (Goodwine) Offutt passed away unexpectedly in Sugar Land, TX on August 8, 2019 at the age of 69. Connie was born September 29, 1949 in Danville, IL to Russell G “Buster” and Thelma J (Roberts) Goodwine and was raised in Tab, IN. Connie graduated from Seeger High School in 1967 and from Northeastern State University of Oklahoma State with a bachelor degree in Business Administration in 1994. She married James R Offutt from Gary, IN in 1969 who worked as an engineer for Chevron. Connie and Jim lived in a number of locations before settling in Sugar Land, TX in 1994. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, her parents and her sister Donna K (Goodwine) Orr. Connie is survived by her brother Russell Wayne (Karen) Goodwine of Bedford, IN and her sister Mary Lynn Balser of Lafayette, IN. She is also survived by 6 nieces and nephews: Debra K Orr-Lane, Diana L (Andy) Schroeder, Jody (Teresa) Balser, Tina Market, Brody (Amy) Goodwine and Nathan Goodwine as well as 11 great nieces and nephews and 4 great-great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday September 29th starting at 2:00 PM at her hometown church, Tab Christian Church, Ambia, IN. Michael Little will preside over a service at 3:30 pm. For those desiring, donations in Connie’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or your local animal shelter. Tribute & or words of condolence can be left at www.settegastkopf.com.


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Diana Schroeder

September 18, 2019

Aunt Connie - you will be missed.
Diana and Andy

Matthew Leatherwood

September 16, 2019

I have known Connie for the last decade or so through helping her, and formerly Jim, with their financial planning. She sat in most of our meetings with Jim, but wasn't the "CFO" of the family as Jim was. I remember the day she called me to tell me that Jim passed. There was a sadness in her voice that I will never forget. Once things settled down after Jim's funeral, she slowly came around to the idea of taking over the financial role. We would talk frequently, and get together at least semi-annually. While technically these meetings were for account reviews or tax doc review, that was just a small portion of our visits. We would sit at her kitchen table, discuss books we were reading, catch up on our families, drink way too many Diet Cokes, and often reminisce about Jim. Usually tears came whenever Jim came up. She missed him so badly to a point I have not seen in other widowed clients. After every visit, she would usually give me something of Jim's that she had no use for, but couldn't throw out. My favorite was a travel neck tie case that I still use for business trips. We would go to Outback Steakhouse, her favorite restaurant, and she would order ribs and always take some home. I always tried to take her to a fancier steak house, but she always insisted on Outback. Last time we met, she said next time she wanted to try a different spot, a honky tonk grill. I am very sad that I will not get to go there with her.

Connie became my friend. Initially, I kept tabs on her frequently because I knew how broken up she was over Jim's passing, but it got to the point where I was excited to see her and help with the "tall person" chores she had for me. I am going to miss our visits dearly. Her cat actually came downstairs when I was over last time, which she said was a huge milestone!

Connie loved Jim so much, and missed him as much the last time I saw her as the first time after his passing. I know she is happy with him now.

I will miss you, Connie