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Connie Eads

Oct 18th, 1960 - Jul 23rd, 2021

Funeral:  1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  6 until 8 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Burial:  Johnsonville Cemetery


   Connie Kay (Pierson) Eads, age 60, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana at 5:33 p.m.

   She was born October 18, 1960, in Lawrenceville, Illinois, the daughter of David H. and Marsha Kay (Hunt) Pierson.

   Connie had worked as a bookkeeper and part owner of Eads Trucking with Lee Eads.  She was also a bookkeeper for Sulsberger Drilling, and most recently as the “Hostess with the Mostess" at the Flora Golf and Country Club and an office assistant at CEFS.  Connie enjoyed life to the fullest.  She enjoyed family, friends, concerts, auctions, riding, showing, and raising horses, spoiling her grandkids, camping at Forbes State Park, road tripping, Harley's and hosting her family at Thanksgiving.  In 1995, she was awarded World Championship at the World Palomino Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with Dolly at her side.  She will forever be dancing in the moonlight in the middle of the road with John.

   She is survived by her parents: David H. Pierson of Bridgeport and Marsha Kay (Tony) Bunnage of St. Francisville; her fiancé: John Beppler of Xenia; children Aubrey Eads of Flora and Levi (Madolynn) Eads of Rinard; siblings: Angie (Pierson) Whisnant of Lakeland, FL, Kenneth (Connie) Pierson of Murphy, N.C., Kris (Pierson) Bryant (Eric) of Carmi; 4 beautiful grandchildren: Rhiannon Redenbo and Jude Callahan of Flora, and Jax and Vynni Eads of Rinard; 4 aunts, 10 nieces and nephews, countless friends, and hundreds of stray animals that sought shelter in her home and heart.

   Connie was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Stanley and Brittie Pierson; and maternal grandparents: Marion and Marie Hunt, and Harold and Elinor Bunnage.

   A funeral ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Burial will follow in Johnsonville Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:


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Sue (Susie Henderson) Taylor

July 24th

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. I’ll be thinking and praying for family and friends during the coming days.

Sonny Dale Carpenter

July 24th

So sorry for your loss, Prayers for Family and Friends

Mary Reynolds

July 24th

My condolences to Aubrey, Levi,John, and family 🌹

Mike and Sharon Gray

July 24th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.

Sharon David

July 24th

A warm sweet lady I was fortunate to call a friend. Love and miss you Connie.

Rich and Tammy Wyman

July 24th

She holds a special place in many peoples hearts and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers that the family will find peace.


July 24th

Your smile lifted hearts. Your brightness shines on all of us that was lucky enough to know you. It will shine on forever just like your smile!

Jim and Linda Grove

July 25th

Marsha and Family--Sadly, we know the pain of losing a daughter. May God's love comfort you at this time and always. Thinking of you with love and prayers.

Jim and Sandy Sulsberger

July 25th

We are so sad to hear of Connie's passing. She was very special to us and was a special part of our Drilling company, keeping our books and records. She was such a lover of Horses and may have still had one or two. I am sure you will see David up there and he will be glad to see you too!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless you and he will be here for your loved ones to help them get through this trying time!!!!!!!

Susan Allison

July 24th

I first met Connie back in the late 70’s when we both worked at Clay County Hospital in the Obstetrics Department. I immediately connected with her personality. I loved her. I’ll miss her. I’m so sad for all of her family and friends. God Bless

Sue Miller

July 24th

Fly high my sweet free spirited niece ‼️You might be gone from our site but always in our ❤️‼️. Thank you for the wonderful memories you made for us. You will sure be missed. But your love lives on in the lives of your children and grandchildren .Forever in my heart❤️.Love Aunt Sue Miller🙏

Bill and Linda McKinney

July 24th

So very sorry to hear of Connie's sickness and death, hugs to you Marsha Bunnage with the loss of your daughter, and the rest of the family the loss of their loved one , praying for you too Misty, as she has been your friend for lots of years , prayers to you all, hugs

Monica McGrath

July 24th

I’m so sorry to hear this. Connie was a beautiful woman. My sincere condolences to the whole family.

Mona Zuck (Carpenter)

July 24th

Sorry to hear of the passing of Connie I got to know the family long time ago but drifted apart from friends and family after moving away but the memories will always be there

Doug Hord

July 25th

Very saddened to hear this news rest in peace Connie

Danny and Linda Daugherty

July 26th

Such a sweet person. Prayers for the family

Staceye Horvet

July 24th

Connie you will be greatly missed and never can be replaced. You were always there for me and everyone. John, Aubrey , Levi and Madie i can not tell you how sorry I am. Always know she lived you with her whole heart and you guys were her life. I will never be able to replace what is now missing in my life. Fly high snd save a place for me at the euchre table Connie? Until we meet again all my love

Morris Pruitt

July 26th

So sorry for your loss.


July 25th

My deepest sympathy and condolences to Connie’s family.You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers during your time of grief.

V Guerrettaz

July 25th

We crossed paths twice in this earth, such a kind-hearted person. May she rest in peace and may her family and friends find peace on earth after this great loss.

Marion Wallace

July 26th

Connie was a special lady and a dear friend. Thoughts and prayers for her family.

Stella Vest

July 25th

So very sorry for Connie's family and friends that were all so close. I didn't know her well but I know people that did and she was loved and will be missed terribly by all .

Steve and Nancy Mink

July 25th

Praying for comfort for this sweet family.

Doug McDannel

July 26th

Connie was a special lady. A good soul and a good person. She will be missed. Rest In Peace Connie. My condolences to the family. God bless.

Kay Reynolds

July 25th

So sorry for your loss. Connie was a great person! Prayers for family.

Dan & Jill Henderson

July 25th

Loving prayers and thoughts for you all!

Kaaren Bangert

July 25th

I am so sorry to learn of Connie’s passing Rest In Peace, Connie!

Irene Stauffenberg

July 25th

So sorry ur loss


July 25th

She always had a smile and a kind word. She will be missed

Rita mitchell

July 25th

To the family so sorry for your loss I knew her very well and watched her granddaughter she was a sweet lady God please give the family the strength that they need at this time

Jennifer Franklin Smith

July 25th

Beautiful Sweet Connie, what a wonderful person she was, first time I met her she was selling Mary Kay, many many years ago, she was beautiful then, and beautiful now, she was a true, genuine friend..RIP you will be so ya (hugs and prayers to the whole family)

Betsy Allen Hoback

July 26th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family as you go through this loss. God bless you and give you comfort.❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️

Patty Payne

July 26th

Prayers for all I'm So Sorry for your Loss she will be miss.

Jan Jennings

July 26th

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you! My heart hurts so much for you Marsha! Nothing harder than losing a child! Thinking of you all!!

Mark lagle

July 26th

I'm so very sorry to hear this. She was so sweet and kind. God bless the family

Linda Martin

July 27th

Marsha and Family: I’m so sorry for your loss. Connie was a beautiful girl inside and out. All who know her will miss her. I can’t fathom your pain, Marsha. Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Connie❣️

Mary Stevens

July 27th

Love to the family.

Becky Stocke

July 27th

So very sad to hear about Connie. She was such a great person. Will miss seeing her. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Kristy Kramer

July 27th

Marsha & family So sorry to learn of Connie’s passing. Such a pretty person, inside and out. Prayers for Peace

bill Brenda Lusk

July 27th

Jacki Pickel Sehie

July 27th

Sending prayers for God's comfort. I love the whole family and many fond memories.

Glenda Cooper

July 27th

Aubrey and family I am so sorry. I got to know her at CEFS. and she was so nice and helpful. Aubrey I to well know what this pain is like, if theirs anything I can do for you please let me help you. Love you girl and I'm always here by to talk. Fly high Connie you will be missed.

Pam (Glassford) Smith

July 29th

Aubrey and Levi, on behalf of my family, especially mom Ruby Glassford, our heartfelt prayers and condolences are with you and your families. May God watch over and bring you peace and comfort in the coming days.


July 28th

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to all family and friends on the loss of such a beautiful woman with a genuine soul. May peace and love find your hearts and fill your soul during your sorrow.

Jill Meeks Billingsley

July 29th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for her family n friends.

Ellen Erwin

July 28th

My memories of Connie are limited, but special. She was a loving caring mother. Having Aubrey as a a student was a delight. I remember Connie so vividly as beautiful and a woman who enjoyed her life. I know she will be missed.

Pamela King

July 30th

I am so sorry for your families loss. She was one of the most beautiful women I have ever known. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Kristin and Joey Hale

July 31st

What a sad day. Connie was a wonderful person. Thinking of family and friends today.

Dana Zimmerman

July 31st

Marsha, Aubrey, Levi and John- Please know as you suffer through your grief, Connie has touched the lives of so many who were blessed to know her. She passed through this world and left each of us with a smile and uplifted heart because that's who she was. My heart aches for all of you, and I don't have the words to express the love and loss we all share. I can see her smiling face as she makes that final ride to her eternal home. I can hear her saying "I'll hold the gate open for you.' I love you, my dear old friend. Until we meet again.......

Walter J. Chaney

August 3rd

Thoughts and prayers!

Susan Schroeder

July 31st

When we were young, Connie and I worked at the hospital. I believe that is where we first met. I thought she was so beautiful and quickly learned that her personality was even more beautiful. Through the years, she was always the kind of person that you could enjoy a conversation with when we would happen upon each other. Always a feel good to see her smile! Love, peace, and prayers, for all who will grieve her earthly loss.

Ron & Karen Vest

August 4th

Our hearts are broken for you John, and to all of the family. We are sorry we were unable to come to the services due to being on a road trip to Wyoming and Colorado. Please accept our condolences.❤️



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