Carolyn Ann Konstanzer, age 95 of Connersville, passed away on July 25, 2022 at Heritage House of Connersville. Carolyn was born on June 23, 1927, in Connersville, the daughter of the late Ernie C. and Lorene K. Flanagan Hopkins.
Following her graduation from Connersville High School in May 1945, she started employment with the Connersville News-Examiner. She served as the paper’s Society and Women’s Editor for more than 45 years. She retired from the newspaper on June 12, 1992, after 47 years.
She was united in marriage to William Richard “Dick” Konstanzer on May 23, 1959. They were blessed with 59 years together before his passing in 2018. Dick and Carolyn both retired from the newspaper.
She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church and Unit #1 Of the American Legion Auxiliary. Carolyn had been a member of the Alpha Eta chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority sincy 1945, and also a life member of the Fayette County Free Fair Association. As a strong supporter of the Fayette County Free Fair, she and Dick covered that event extensively for over 30 years. Before her health failed, she continued to work in the Fair Office as a volunteer.
She has left behind to remember her with love and joy in their hearts, nieces and nephews, Geoffrey (Ramona) Creamer, Jean Ann (William) Conley, Pam Creamer, Janelyn (Stewart) Sebree, Jill Uphaus, Eric (Julie) Hopkins, Natalie (Scott) Harman, Sharon (Gary) Arn, Rick Buch and Ken Buch; as well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Jean Creamer; two brothers, Arthur D. Hopkins and Edward C. Hopkins; a niece, Emily Hopkins; nephews, Jim Creamer and Mike House; nephew in law, Ric Uphaus; maternal grandparents, John and Maud Plummer Flanagan; and paternal grandmother, Minnie Krasser-Hopkins Brown.
Funeral services for Carolyn will be conducted by Stan Howard at Urban Winkler Funeral Home, 513 W 8th Street, on Thursday August 4, 2022, at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made at the funeral home to the Fayette County Free Fair Association or to the Fayette County Cancer Society.