Connie Ramsey Grinder, age 88 of St. Joe, Arkansas passed from this life on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at Highland Court in Marshall. She was born in Canon City, Colorado on April 22nd, 1931 to Darrell Ramsey and Pearl Hudspeth Ramsey. She married Howard Grinder on July 30th, 1948.
Connie was a wonderful homemaker and spent her years caring for her family. In her younger years she worked as a horse trainer. Her horse, Roxie held a special place in her heart. She was a hard working woman and enjoyed helping Howard in the family garden. She was an excellent canner and worked long hours putting up the fruits of their labor. They also enjoyed going camping with family and friends. Connie liked writing in her journal and taking pictures. She loved her jewelry. Her dedication as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother will live on in the memories of her precious family.
Survivors include one son, Frank Grinder of Bellefonte; grandchildren, Penny (James) Sheehy of Pyatt, Stan Sasser of WA, Michelle (Kevin) Manes of St. Joe, Michael (Sherry) Grinder of Everton, Josie (Jim) Harness of Marshall, Shawna Biddle of Berryville, Chris (Deana) Grinder of Fox, Crystal (Kevin) Case of Harrison, Cory (Amanda) Grinder of Fox and Jason (Kristi) Grinder of Lead Hill; sixteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; brother, Bob (Stacy) Cash of Harrison; and very close friend, Oveline Glenn of Western Grove.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents, Darrell and Pearl Ramsey; her husband, Howard "Fat" Grinder who passed away in 2018; children, Vicki Bearden, Mike Grinder and Ann Alread; sister, Rosa Lea Oberley; and daughter-in-law, Donna Grinder.
Funeral services for Connie will be 11:00 AM Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at Roller-Coffman Chapel in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. Doug Grinder officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 till 11:00 AM preceding the service. Burial will be in Silver Hill Cemetery near St. Joe, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Michael Grinder, Chris Grinder, Cory Grinder, Jason Grinder, Kevin Manes and Jim Harness. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Grinder, Austin Grinder, the staff of Highland Court and the staff of Legacy Hospice.