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February 11, 2014

Constance E. Brooker

Constance E. Brooker

DAVENPORT — Constance E. Brooker, 77, passed away Feb. 9, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 28, 1936, in Cobleskill, the daughter of Everett and Florine (Newberry) Shaver.

Connie married the love of her life, Franklin D. Brooker, on Aug. 1, 1999, in Worcester.

She owned and operated Connie’s Beauty Shoppe for 35 years out of her home in the Worcester area.

Connie was a member of the United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed camping, loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her dog, Ozzie.

She is survived by her husband, Franklin Brooker of Davenport; her children, Gail (Joe) Sears of Marietta, Ga., Michael Preston of Greensboro, N.C., and Patti (David) Belknap of Masonville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Martha (Ronnie) Morell; brothers, Doug (Ann) Shaver, Craig (Carol) Shaver and Dennis (Kathy) Shaver; many nieces; nephews; and close friends.

She was predeceased by her brother, Lance Shaver.

The family thanks Hospice caregivers for the kindness and compassion they gave to Connie.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the E.J. Skinner Co. Funeral Chapel, 155 Main St., Worcester, with the Rev. Judith A. Thistle officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

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