OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
200 Minorca Rd, Hot Springs Village, AR
Connie (Buckley) Fitch
Published: February 4, 2013
Connie (Buckley) Fitch, 76, of Hot Springs Village, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at her home. Connie was born Dec. 4, 1936, in Des Moines, Iowa, to the late Carl and Betty Buckley. She married Dave Polzin in 1956, (living), she married Tom Fitch in 1985 (deceased). Connie graduated from Bloomington High School in Bloomington, Ill. and then attended the University of Wisconsin. She taught Bethel Bible classes for 20 years and was an Elder at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. She was on the board of Directors at Lakeside Country Club and an 8 time women's golf club champion. Connie served on the Board of Directors for the chemical dependency unit at Brokaw Hospital. She was on the Board of Directors of the Children's Foundation. Connie also graduated from the Sheffield School of Interior Design in 1993. After moving to Hot Springs Village in 1993, she became a Bridge Life Master in 1998, was an ACBL Star teacher and Club Director. She also served as president of the Village Card Club of Hot Springs Village. Connie was very active in the Cedar Mountain Singers in HSV for nearly 20 years. She also did extensive genealogy research for her family and was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are a daughter Debra Polzin of Bloomington, Ill.; two sons: Jeff Polzin of Bloomington, Ill.; Mike (Grace) Polzin of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one brother, Mike Buckley of Bradenton, Fla.; Also surviving are grandchildren, Bailey, Eddie, Andrew, Anna, Alex Polzin, and one great-granddaughter Edith Evans. She is also survived by her loving companion, Jim Awalt of HSV, and her beloved poodles Toby and Tucker. Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at CedarVale Funeral Home. A private Inurnment will be held at a later date in Bloomington, Ill. Connie was a loving and supportive mother, grandmother, companion, and friend who will be fondly remembered and deeply missed. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of the Arkansas Hospice at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HSV Animal Welfare League 195 Cloaca Lane Hot Springs Village, Ark. 71909 or to Arkansas Hospice, 300 Werner St. Hot Springs, Ark. 71913. Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home. Guests may register at www.cedarvalefuneralhome.com.