Connie Jo Yeager, age 71, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday evening, Sept. 2, 2021, at Riverview Health in Noblesville. Born Sept. 28, 1949 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of the late Giles Laverne “Tootie” and Mary Rovena (McFarland) Stowers.
Connie was a 1967 graduate of Clinton Central High School and attended Ball State University. After college, Connie went to work for Sheridan Public Service. She stayed with the company for seven years before leaving to focusing her attention toward raising her family. As her son got older, Connie went back to work to start a new chapter in her life. In 1994 she started substitute teaching in the Clinton Central School System. It wasn’t long before she found her place within the Bulldog family, and her new role with her students. Credit remediation was her new position, and for 16 years she was a champion for the students that needed her the most, offering them encouragement and support when they needed it, as well as helping them navigate the system and earn enough credits to graduate. She retired from the school system in 2011.