She was born in Galena, Illinois, on Jan. 3, 1942, as the oldest of three children, to Albert Carlisle and Marie Meusel-Carlisle. Her family moved to Frannie when she was a child and she graduated from Deaver High School as the valedictorian. She went to college in Powell where she met Gary Pendley. They married on March 31, 1961.
Connie lived a life devoted to her home and family. She enjoyed working with her hands, creating countless crafts for her family and friends. Her bichon frisé pups were a highlight for her. Connie was deliciously witty and had a quick sense of humor.
Connie is survived by son Greg (Ann) Pendley of Cody; daughter Trisha Pendley of Ft. Collins, Colorado; grandson Cory (Madison) Pendley; granddaughter Amber (Jake) Tuten; and great-grandsons Gabriel and Nathanael Tuten. She is also survived by sister Margaret “Peg” Johnson of Vestavia Hills, Alabama; and Bob (Jane) Carlisle of Galena, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband Gary, an infant daughter, and her parents.
Cremation has taken place with Ballard Funeral Home and a small family interment ceremony will be conducted at a later date.