Friday, October 16, 2015

Obituary - Connie M. LaFarge

  Connie M. LaFarge
Mrs. Connie M. LaFarge, age 58 years, of Jefferson City, Mo. passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo. surrounded by her family.

Connie was born on July 6, 1957 in Columbia, Mo. a daughter of Lester H. and Nadine (Hand) Barrows. She was married on October 10, 1981 in Jefferson City, Mo. to Rupert Lealan “Lee” LaFarge.

A lifelong resident of Jefferson City, Connie was a 1975 graduate of Jefferson City High School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Missouri Health Care Executive Assistants. Connie was always the first to dive into any endeavors her daughters were a part of, especially Young Life and HALO since those were among her favorites.

She was employed with the Missouri Hospital Association the majority of her professional career and worked as the Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Governmental Relations. From her 27 years working with M.H.A., she has made many wonderful friends. She referred to these friends as “her girls” and they enjoyed lunching, traveling, and playing dominoes.

Connie absolutely adored her family and loved a full house. She was an avid shopper, decorator, fly fisher, and reader, and was never without a fresh mani-pedi, frozen mocha and a clean car. Connie was the best hostess—cooking for family gatherings, holidays, pool parties and birthdays. She was the greatest Nana on the planet and never stopped doting on her grandchildren.

Survivors include: her loving husband of 34 years, Lee LaFarge; two daughters, Lindsey Marie Rowden (husband Ryan) and Ashley Lynn Freeman (husband Ryan), both of Jefferson City, Mo.; three step-sons, Douglas LaFarge (wife Lesa) of Marion, Mo., Chad LaFarge (wife Erin) of Columbia, Mo. and Philip LaFarge of California, Mo.; her mother, Nadine Barrows of Jefferson City, Mo.; two brothers, Curtis Barrows and Christopher Barrows (wife Michele), both of Jefferson City, Mo.; one sister, Cara Stauffer of Jefferson City, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Trevalyn Schowengerdt (husband Gary) of Butler, Mo.; four grandchildren, Cooper, Sadie and Nora Jean Rowden and Charlotte Lee Freeman; eight step-grandchildren, Nikita and Ptolemy LaFarge, Emily, Lizzie, Joel and Micah LaFarge, and Chelsea and Kyle LaFarge; her nieces and nephews, Samuel and Caitlin Stauffer, Mackenzie and Wyatt Barrows, Eleni, Emma, Ellie and Jack Barrows, and Jesse Schowengerdt.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Barrows, on May 25, 2014 and her mother and father-in-law, Rupert F. and Hazelle LaFarge.

Visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Daniel Hilty officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, 201 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.