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: www.frankandbright.com