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Connie Havel - April 14, 2011


Connie Jean (Malone) Havel was born July 19, 1945, in Red Willow County at St. Catherine Hospital in McCook, Neb. She died April 14, 2011, at the home of her nephew in Zillah, Wash., at the age of 65 years. Connie was born to Gale and Lucille (Hays) Malone. The Malone family resided at the M-Ranch near Palisade, Neb. She attended Star School in rural Hayes County and Palisade Public School.
As a teenager, Connie accepted Jesus as her personal savior.
Connie married Larry Doyle. To this union three children, Sandra Dee, Billy Dean and Keith Eugene, were born.
Connie was a waitress, chief, employed by Grand Island Ordnance Plant, school bus driver, wife and mother. She was always ready to help wherever there was a need.
In later years failing health prevented her from doing the many jobs she enjoyed.
Connie is survived by her children, Sandra, Bill and Keith; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Gary Malone and wife Judy; sisters: Evelyn McGregor, Alta and husband Robert Keating, Bonnie and husband Greg Johnson; many nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her twin brother, Lonnie Eugene; parents Gale and Lucille Malone; sister Nancy; grandparents, Otto and Leona Malone and Auston and Mabel Hays and brother-in-law Clifford McGregor.
Connie chose cremation and a Celebration of Life will be held at Palisade, Neb., at a later date.
One of Connie’s favorite scriptures was Psalm 23.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Connie Havel Memorial Fund, c/o Pioneer Credit Union, 102 South Main Street, Palisade, NE 69040.