Connie D. Hantla


CLINTON — Connie D. Hantla, 84, of Clinton, passed away at 3:53 p.m. on May 1, 2020, at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, not related to COVID-19.

Private family viewing will be held at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.  Graveside services will be conducted at a later date at Texas Township Cemetery, Clinton, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Connie was born on September 20, 1935, in Bloomington, the daughter of Walter and Lena (Mott) Sprague. She married Robert E. Hantla on April 6, 1962, in Petersburg, Ill. He passed away on December 11, 1993.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Wright, The Colony, Texas; and Mark Hantla, Beason, Ill.; sister, Katie (Jerry) Whitehead, Clinton; two grandchildren:  Ashlyn Wright, The Colony Texas; and Mason Wright, Lewisville, Texas; one great-grandchild, Eden Wright, Lewisville, Texas.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, brother, William Raymond Sprague, infant son to Lena and Walter.

Connie was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, where she served for many years in the food bank.  She worked at Clinton Junior High School and the Dr. John Warner Hospital in the dietary department for many years.

Connie helped so many friends and family, as she was a caregiver at heart.  Her laughter, her great sense of humor, and infectious smile will be greatly missed.  She was well taken care of by her son, Mark, sweet friend, Laurie Burk, and niece, Stacy Meyer. 

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