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Connie Faye Okes, 65, of Okes Family Farms in Cool Ridge, WV, passed away after a brave battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Princeton Community Hospital.
Born on March 16, 1952, at Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Carey and Evelyn Armstrong Pitzer. She was a beloved teacher for 30 years, 25 of them at Shady Spring High School. She lived on her family farm with her husband, Fred.
Survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband of nearly 47 years, Fred; son, Kevin and wife, Jennifer Okes, of Cool Ridge; daughters, Emily and husband, Daniel Carver, of Shady Spring, and Amanda and husband, Kenneth Young, of Frametown; the joy of her life, her grandchildren, Abigail and Austin Okes, of Cool Ridge, and David Carver of Shady Spring; her best friend, Jill Carver, and the members of the Apples of His Eye Bible Study Class at Daniels Missionary Baptist Church.
She was a member of Crab Orchard Church of the Brethren for 28 years, where she taught the
Upper Room Class.
Funeral services will be conducted at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 2 PM with Rev. Gerald Kelley and Mr. Jim Campbell officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity. Friends may
visit with the family from 6 PM until 8 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jeff and John Sweeney, Adam Shrewsberry, Steven Mooney, Dewey Lilly, and Derrick Shrewsberry.
Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.
Published on November 24, 2017
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