OTTUMWA — Connie Beth Wharton, 71, passed away April 8, 2014.
She was born in Ottumwa on Jan. 13, 1943, to the late Earl E. and Claudine A. Christy. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1961 and attended college at the Bible Baptist College in Springfield, Mo. Connie was a member of the Red Hat Society, Purcellville Baptist Church, where she was active in many activities. She loved cooking and bowling.
She is survived by her sister, Paddy Bauman (Bob) of Ottumwa; brothers Jim Christy (Beverly) of Ottumwa, Dick (Janeane) of Ottumwa; sister Judy Ortega (David) of Apache Jct., Ariz.; sister-in-law Linda Christy of Ottumwa; 11 nieces and nephews, Shirley Davis (Randy), Vickie Burgess (Jim), Doug Bauman (Sue), Sherrie Anders (Bill) from Ottumwa, Jerry Christy (Shelly) of Huron, S.D., Jay Christy of Newton, Joe Christy (Renae) of Marion, Greg Christy (Michelle) of Orange City, Geoff Christy (Cynthia) of Urbandale, Heather Mefford (Chris) of Seattle, Wash., and Shawna Applegate (Aaron) of Fairfield; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hollifield of Luray, Va., and Helen Fisher of Cedar Park, Texas; and brother-in-law Russell Wharton of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
She was predeceased by her husband Gary Thomas Wharton and one brother, Bob Christy.
Services will be held on Saturday at Purcellville Baptist Church; Pastor Corey Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Va.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, Va. from 7-9 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the Purcellville Baptist Church, 601 Yaxley Drive, Purcellville, Va. 20132 or to Optum Hospice, 12018 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Va. 20191.
Arrangements made by Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, Va. Visit www.hallfh.com to express online condolences to the family.