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Connie Barlow Colter
Connie Barlow Colter

Connie Barlow Colter

March 27, 1947 - February 15, 2021
Obituary

COLTER, Connie, age 73, passed away on February 15, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Colter, loving Mother of Kelly (Jerry) Bolia, and the late Kevin Colter.  Proud grandmother of Chris, Tanner, and Arden. Great grandmother of Nicholas and Hannah. Cherished sister of Bonnie (Rick) Ret, Debi (Greg) Ferguson, and David (Debby) Barlow.  

Connie was born to the late Louis and Shirley Barlow, March 27, 1947, in Cincinnati, OH. Connie graduated from Colerain High School in 1965.

She married Clarence Colter in 1967, and they lived together in Groesbeck, OH until early 1972 before moving to Cleves, OH where they lived and raised their family. The Colters' were members of the IOK 4 Wheelers and spent many hours Jeepin' (rain, sleet, snow or shine) throughout Ohio and the Michigan Sand Dunes. In 1994, they moved to a beautiful, 100-acre tree farm in Dillsboro, IN after the passing of their son, Kevin, where they enjoyed over 10 years of retirement and their little piece of "Heaven on Earth." Dad finally got the lake that he didn't have to share with anyone (unless he wanted to) and Mom spent her time nurturing an out-of-this-world garden. When the tree farm got to be a bit much to take care of, they downsized to a 25 acre home, with another lake (of course). After their health issues began, it was time to move closer to their daughter, Kelly (Jerry), and they spent their remaining years together as residents of Lawrenceburg, IN before Clarence's passing in 2016. In 2017, Connie moved into Kelly and Jerry's home in Hidden Valley Lake, where she stayed until her passing.

Connie advocated to everyone she met to help save the planet and to save the animals. She passed her appreciation of music to her children. Connie was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories to those who knew and loved her.

Public visitation will be Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 1-3 pm immediately followed by a funeral service at the Spring Grove Funeral Homes (4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223) Memorial donations may be directed to The Cincinnati Zoo.

Service Location Date Time Stream Link Directions
Visitation Spring Grove Funeral Homes February 27, 2021 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm Directions
Funeral Service Spring Grove Funeral Homes February 27, 2021 3:00 pm Directions

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