Constance “Connie” Jewell Murphy Elsey, 90 of Grafton, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at her residence of 72 years with her loving family by her side. She was born March 26, 1931 in Arden, a daughter of the late Archie Leo “Tom” and Bertha M. (Poling) Murphy. She was married to Lloyd Ellsworth Elsey Jr. on June 10, 1949, who preceded her in death on February 13, 1986.
Connie is survived by one daughter, Susan L. Spadafore (Ralph) Fairmont, one son, Thomas Scott Elsey (Shelley) Grafton, five grandchildren Dominic “Torr” Spadafore, Shane Spadafore, Shayla Wood (Justin), Seth Elsey (Chanel) and Shyanne Elsey, four great grandchildren Hali Wood, Lydia Wood, Jaynalee Wood, and Sutton Elsey. Also, cousin, Randall Murphy, special friends and neighbors, Tim and Robin McVicker.
In addition to her parents and husband, Connie is preceded in death by her son, Lloyd Ellsworth “Mick” Elsey, III.
Connie was a homemaker while raising her children until school age. She was first employed as a seamstress at the Archdeacons Store on Main Street, downtown Grafton. She worked many years for the Taylor County Board of Education as a cook at the Grafton Middle School and then went on to cook meals for the Taylor County Senior Center as Nutrition Coordinator. Connie loved serving on the Nurturing Committee preparing meals for her church family. She also enjoyed cooking at The Bread of Life Mission while volunteering on the board. She was an avid reader, loved her cats, enjoyed gardening, going camping, and cooking on the open fire. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family while making memories with each of them.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice and caregivers: Billie Curtis, Kathy Keller, and Carol Boylen for taking care of Connie at home.
Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 11:00 AM to time of the funeral at 1:00 PM with Pastor Randall Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at the Bluemont Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to the Elsey family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com. Bartlett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Elsey family. In lieu of flowers, donations to Church of the Good Shepherd Nurturing Committee or Taylor County Humane Society can be made.
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