Constance Joann “Connie” LeVault, 80, of Stonington passed away at 1:33 AM on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, surrounded by her family, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She was born on June 2, 1937 in Stonington, the daughter of Glen W. and Leah Miriam (Ward) Batty. She married Howard Dale LeVault on April 5, 1958 in Stonington. Connie graduated from the St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield, Illinois, and worked for many years as the administrator of the Taylorville Care Center. Connie’s Christian faith was paramount in her life, she was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church where she was very active through the years. Connie was a Sunday School teacher for many years, Dorcus member, and volunteered countless hours in the church kitchen. She was a member of the Stonington Women’s Club and served on the Board of Directors for the Christian County Senior Citizen’s Center. She was a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Fighting Illini. Connie loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and was proud to be the charter member of the “LeVault Grandkids Fan Club”.
She is survived by her husband: Dale LeVault; sons: Kevin LeVault (Ann) and David LeVault all of Stonington, and Mark LeVault (Debra) of Edinburg; grandchildren: Tara Ramsey, James LeVault (Kelsey), John LeVault (Courtney), Tim LeVault, Ashley LeVault (Kenny Hughes), Ashley Ekiss (Ben Irwin), Lisa Tolbert (Nathan), Stephanie Rogahn (Atlee), Adam LeVault (Taylor), Andy LeVault (Brittany), Christy Gust (Brogan), Garrett LeVault (Emily), and Audrey LeVault; 12 great grandchildren; sister: Martha Fowler (Larry) of Taylorville; sister-in-law: Vivian Batty of Stonington; brother-in-law: Bernard May of LaGrange, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Karen May and Rosemary Batty; and brothers: Bill Batty and Robert Batty.
The funeral service for Connie will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 22, 2017 in the Stonington First Baptist Church with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 until 7 PM at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville and for 1 hour prior to the service on Friday in the church. Burial will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Stonington First Baptist Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Connie, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com