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Connie R. Lanham Stewart

Connie R. Lanham Stewart, 75, of LeRoy, formerly of Downs, passed away Monday (Dec. 24, 2018) at LeRoy Manor, LeRoy.


Connie's celebration of life will be at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded. The family suggests memorials to be made to the Humane Society of Central Illinois, 423 Kays Drive, Normal, IL 61761. Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.


Connie was born Jan. 2, 1943, in Bloomington. She was the daughter of John and Nellie Weber Lanham. She married James “Jay” Stewart on March 3, 1960, in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2017.


Connie is survived by her sons, Jim (Lesley) Stewart, LeRoy, and Todd Stewart, Downs. Also, surviving are two grandsons, Todd (Paula) Stewart Jr. and Cody (Bree) Stewart; one great-grandson, Connor Stewart; and a brother, John (Mavis) Lanham, Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.


Connie was a manager for Pet Supply in Normal, retiring in 2004. Connie raised exotic birds and affectionately was known as the “Bird Woman.” Connie was a kind and loving mother, grandmother and sister. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.


The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at LeRoy Manor for the extraordinary and excellent care they provided for Connie during her stay.


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