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Connie Huff

Constance Margarette Feeback, daughter of Winnie Clyde and Orpha Estella Kelly Feeback, was born February 14, 1932 at home near Afton, Iowa. Connie moved with her family to Arispe, Iowa, near the Melrose School then later to a farm north of Ellston, Iowa.
When she was 17, she met the man she would spend 62 ½ years of her life with, Teddie Donald Huff, Jr. After a short courtship they married August 27, 1949.
Don and Connie raised 5 children; Chris, Jake, Willis, Candy and Kathy who are all just as stubborn as their parents and informally adopted a couple more young men. One of their greatest joys was to be surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Connie loved working with Don on their farm, feeding and watching birds, and shared a great love of the land and nature.
Connie was preceded in death by husband Don, parents, parents-in-law, sister Elizabeth Giles and brother Bill Feeback.
Left to honor her memory are her children, Chris Huff, Jake (JoAnn) Huff, Willis (Betsy) Huff, Candace Huff, and Kathy (Dale) Garner; grandchildren and their spouses, Jody Lynn (Doug) Halsted, Jennifer (Jon) Hauschildt, Jarod (Amanda) Beede, Justin (Holly) Beede, Tedd (Jenn) Huff III, Angela (Jesse) Gabel, Heath (Tammy) Huff, Christopher (Danae) Huff, Jessica (Tait) Steines, LeAnn (Jay) Cruetzman, Alexandra Huff, Amber Hutton, Dusty and Derek Gatton, Anne Starkey, Monica Davis, Jeff Mercer, Miranda (Scott) Sleep, Sarah Mercer, and 25 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Frances Davenport, Raola Giles and Judith O'Grady and brother Jim (Jane Lee) Feeback, scores of nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

  • Open Visitation

    June 23, 2013
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    June 23, 2013
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    June 24, 2013
    11:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Monday June 24 2013

    Ellston Cemetery

    Ellston, IA

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We were very sad to hear of the passing of Aunt Connie. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Bob and Luanne

Posted by Bob and Luanne Giles - South Boston, VA - Nephew and niece-in-law   June 22, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Aunt Connie''s passing. She is in a much better place and is now visiting with Grandma and Grandpa, Aunt Elizabeth, Uncle Don and daddy. Wish I could be there with everyone, but please know you are in my prayers.

Posted by Rosemary (Feeback) Spell - North Charleston, SC - Niece   June 22, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so very sad to hear of Connie''s death. I became a part of this family, if I may be so bold, between my Junior and Senior year''s of high school. There were not a lot of summer jobs available to kids unless it wad detaselling corn and my parents were not crazy about that idea. I landed a job with Connie and Don caring for their five children ages 3- 9 or 10, while Don and Connie did the farm work.

They had recently survived a fire that had totally destroyed their home and were living in a two bedroom home - without running water - when I arrived on the scene.

I have many memories -from totally ilequiped to be an "interim parent by day" to these five - which the record should show are the closest thing to being a Mother that I have ever encountered.

We had mumps - not me, but close; I shut Kathy''s fingers in the refrigerator door and then tried to relocate her to another part of the kitchen; we had more mac and cheese that summer (and now it is fashionable) - stories I just cannot make up.

Over the years, Connie has shared instances with me where one or the other of the five would say, "Janie would not approve". No greater form of flattery could there be.

I am actually going to be in the area on Monday and hope to connect with you at some point during the day.

Much love,

Jane Girdner Pallas

Posted by Jane Girdner Pallas - Ellston, IA - Employee/Child Care - 1960   June 21, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Grandma had the most beautiful singing voice. When I was staying on the farm, I would hear Grandma singing along with country songs on the radio as I came inside the house.

Posted by Jennifer Hauschildt - Ankeny, IA - Granddaughter   June 21, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Love and deepest sympathy from the Jones Family. You were always great neighbors and friends. Love and will miss you and Don but now you can be together. Prayers to help all your family through this difficult time.

Posted by Curt and sue Jones - Ellston, IA - Friends   June 20, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

May the road rise to meet you Connie. My life will never be the same without you or Don.

Posted by Steve O''Grady - Bloomfield Iowa - friend   June 19, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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