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Constance "Connie" Killam, 88, of Ames, Iowa passed away peacefully on December 29, 2020 at Northridge Village. A public visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA. Masks and social distancing are required due to the Covid-19 guidelines, any guests that would like to pay their respects to Connie will have the opportunity, although her immediate family will not be in attendance. A private family funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2021 at First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg Avenue, Ames, IA with burial at Ames Municipal Cemetery to follow.
Connie was born on October 17, 1932 to Bernard and Marjorie (Jordan) Brown, in Des Moines, Iowa. Connie was a graduate from Roosevelt High School with the class of 1950 and attended AIB college afterwards. Connie would marry James Hilt in 1953; the two would later divorce. On December 5, 1960, Connie married Robert Killam in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The two would move to Ames to start their lives together. While in Ames, Connie became part owner of Midwest Transportation and loved her interaction with the community. She was a member of First United Methodist and the Sweet Adelines; both groups shared an important part in her life.
Left to honor Connie's memory are her children, Pamela (Kraig) Brower of Ames, Iowa and Daniel (Steve) Killam of West Linn, Oregon; grandchildren, Michael (Lori) Brower of Benton, Arkansas and Shantel (Christian) Kirkegaard of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Connie also leaves behind four great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Killam; parents, Bernard and Marjorie; brother, Garth Brown; sister, Sandra Stone; grandson, Joshua Brower; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010 in Connie's name.
Online condolences may be made at www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
Pam and Dan, I send my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mother. I just received word from my mother, Margie Dayton, today. I was deeply grieved to hear the news of Connie’s passing. Our mothers were Mesa Arizona kindred-spirit buddies, and had a very special bond with my father, Bob. His and Connie’s relationship is what I would term as a sibling-banter relationship, evidenced by her labeling him as a ‘KS Wanna Be’. They had such fun with their constant friendly jabs. Connie added such joy into my parents lives. Our family grew to know, and love Connie as one of our own. She was such a special lady, and we’ve been greatly blessed to have had her in our lives. I can honestly say, she was one of the most incredible persons I’ve ever known~The complete package...
Fun-loving, kind, caring, loving, giving, joyful, encouraging, funny, faithful, interesting, with a positive uplifting personality, and, did I mention fun-loving?! ;) I absolutely loved Connie’s story telling, and listening to her ‘weave a yarn’, which was always followed by much laughter. I had such fun with Connie, whether in her presence, or through our communications. She has truly impacted my life so richly, and I am a better person for knowing her. Connie was deeply loved, and will be sorely missed!
The following may not be of any significance to you, but with one last hurrah as a tribute to our Secret Agent Team: Secret Agent KS has been assigned her final, and best mission, carrying out her future service in heaven. It’s been a blast to have been in service (cahoots) during our various missions throughout the years. She was the best partner (in crime) that myself, Secret Agent Kimmer, and Secret Agent Nancy Drew (Kaitlyn), could have possibly had. We will cherish the memories always!
Wishing you God’s grace, peace, and comfort.
Dan and Pam,
So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Your family was so special to mine and we have a lot of precious childhood memories from the 20th Street neighborhood.
Donna (Schulze) Lutz
Pam and Dan,
Your mom will be missed so much. I enjoyed every minute I spent with her. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Praying that all your memories will provide comfort for the whole family.
Pam and Dan,
Our mom's were very good friends ever since they became singing siste1 q3rs through Sweet Adelines. They shared joys and sorrows, laughter and tears. But, most of all, they shared their infectious love of life and love of our Lord. I will truly miss our phone calls, lunches, dinners with Darlene and our moms.
Kay Baker's daughter
Dear Pam and Daniel,
I will miss your mother she was a positive force a can-do gal. She was so proud of you both! I hope the memories you share bring you comfort and peace.
I'm finding it difficult to find the right words, but know that she was so loved and valued. I cannot begin to express the positive impact she had on me personally. I am so glad she is at peace and I send you all peace and comfort as well.
So sorry to hear this It was so good for my dad and her to reconnect after many years. She was a joy to be around. Praying for peace and comfort for her family.
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