Constance “Connie” Louise (Ross) (see) Curtis, 86, recently of Round Rock, Texas, formerly of Cherokee Village, Arkansas and Marshalltown, Iowa, died Tuesday afternoon, July 19, 2022, at Colonial Gardens Memory Care in Austin, Texas.
A public cemetery service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 1 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. No public visitation is planned. In lieu of flowers, Connie wanted all memorial contributions sent to Cherokee Village United Methodist Church, PO Box 420, Cherokee Village, AR 72525. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Connie and her family. For more information or to send condolences to Connie’s family, please visit mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234.
Born August 21, 1935 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Connie was the daughter of Kenneth and Blanche (Ruble) Ross. Connie grew up in Waterloo Region, Iowa, and attended Rockford College (Rockford, Illinois) and the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa).
Connie, her husband, Marlo See, and their two children moved to Marshalltown in the mid-sixties. Marlo died in 1972 and Connie continued to raise her family while participating in many activities including her church, knitting, reading and cooking. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 65 years. Connie has been employed at various businesses including a local bank, Marshalltown Manufacturing and 5-Star Real Estate.
On October 2, 1976, Connie was married to Robert “Bob” Curtis. The couple made their home and raised their children in Marshalltown and were members of the First United Methodist Church. They moved to Cherokee Village in 2002 and lived there until 2021, when Bob died and Connie went to live with her son, Ken, in Texas.
Those who cherish her memory are her son, Ken (Jill) See; his grandson Shawn (Jennifer) Hart; two great-grandchildren: Lillian and Preston Hart; stepchildren: Beth Steffa, Jim (Kristi) Curtis; her step-grandchildren: Tanner (Allison) Metz, Taylor (Josh) Wilson, Noah (Kaityn) Curtis, Mackenna Curtis, Austin Steffa, Alissa Steffa and her step-great-grandchildren: Dakoda Curtis, Jackson Metz, Carter Wilson.
In Eternal Life, Connie was reunited with her parents, her husband Bob, her daughter Julie (See) (Gull) Hart, her son-in-law Joseph Hart, and her first husband.