Connie Lou Whitten, 78, of Evansville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. She was born June 19, 1943 in Fort Branch to Otis Winford and Helen Jane (Watkins) Reed. She had resided in Evansville for the past 32 years and was a member of the North Haven General Baptist Church. In her younger years while she lived in Princeton, Connie babysat for many children in the community. She had worked at Zenith Electronics Corporation in Evansville and later operated her own home cleaning business. She loved to make crafts and sing. She sang in the church choir for many years but she most loved singing with her sisters. Connie was a great hostess and hosted Christmas parties for ladies in her home for many years. She loved decorating her home for the holidays and baking to prepare for her Christmas parties.
Connie is survived by her husband, Charles “Buck” Whitten, to whom she was married on May 28, 1960; son, Kevin Whitten (Stephanie) of Fort Branch; daughter, Tonya Schmidt (Roger) of West Chester, Ohio; grandchildren; Brian Whitten of Evansville; Amy Gludt (Tyler) of Bismarck, North Dakota and Ryan Watson (Ashley) of Columbus, Ohio; great grandchildren, Charly and Tex Gludt of Bismarck, North Dakota; sisters, Sheri Warren and Irma Garrett (Mike), both of Haubstadt; sister-in-law, Nedra Way (Bill) of Grayville, Illinois; and sister-in-law, Karen Whitten of Princeton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; great granddaughter, Axyl Gludt; brother, Dennis Reed; and brothers-in-law, Jim Warren, Rick Ayers and Greg Whitten.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. David Kelle officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service on Saturday at the funeral home. At the family’s request, if you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask. Social distancing should be observed.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Indiana Parkinson’s Foundation, 14350 Mundy Drive Suite 800 #181, Noblesville, IN 46060, https://www.indianaparkinson.org/donations/make-a-donation-ipf/pes. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be given at ColvinFuneralHome.com where you may also light a candle in loving memory of Connie. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Whitten family.