Constance “Connie” Marie Kelln

Constance "Connie" Marie Kelln
Constance “Connie” Marie Kelln

Constance “Connie” Kelln, 83, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on January 31, 2024.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Friday, February 9, 2024, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. G. A. Roach officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Connie was born in Amarillo, Texas on January 13, 1941, to Oletha Maxine (Price) and James C. Lawson. She was in the band in junior high and a twirler in high school. Connie loved playing bridge, watching the Dallas Cowboys Football, Texas Rangers Baseball, and NASCAR; her favorite drivers being Dale Earnhart Sr. and Dale Earnhart Jr. She has a large collection of frogs and one of her greatest joys was re-decorating rooms in her home. She was part of Daughters of the Nile, Queen of the Nile, PTA President while her children were younger, a longtime secretary at Polk Street United Methodist Church, and owned her own maternity clothing shop. She loved regular Coca-Cola, going to the fair parade, watching the annual Lone Star Ballet Nutcracker, a good greasy cheeseburger, and she bowled a perfect game! Connie enjoyed spending time with her family and in her downtime she would watch Seinfeld, Dancing With the Stars, Castle, and Dirty Dancing. She would always say, “Don’t put baby in the corner.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Maxine Lawson; and her brother, Jess Lawson.

Connie is survived by her husband Charles Kelln; daughters, Laurie Trainor and husband Wayne of Wayland, MI, and Elizabeth Kelln Ford and husband Jeremy of Amarillo, TX; son, Jay Kelln and wife Lesa of Amarillo, TX; sister, Judy Foster-Lawson and partner Diane Foster of Richardson, TX; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Cooper of Amarillo, TX, Lauren Cooper of Austin, TX, Andrew Jones of Amarillo, TX, and Caroline Nolen of San Antonio, TX.


7 Replies to “Constance “Connie” Marie Kelln”

  1. Dearest Charles, Laurie and Jay,
    I adored your sweet wife and mother. She was my second mom/big sister when I was younger. She will be greatly missed. May your hearts find comfort and love in each other.
    All my love,
    Lois Ann

  2. Connie had such an infectious laugh. If I ever heard her I could find her in a crowd. She will be missed by all her friends and family. I got to chat with her at our last reunion at Jack Sisemore’s. She was a special person.

    Susan Allen Pando

  3. Sorry to hear of Connie passing away. She always opened her home to our family when we came to Amarillo .Our sympathy to Charles and family.Wish we could be with you at this time but we are in failing health ourselves.Blessings to you all!!!!!

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