Constance "Connie" Rosen, 86

Constance M. "Connie" Story Rosen, 86, of rural Urbana, Indiana, died at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

She was born June 19, 1931, in Silver Lake, to Fred E. and Doratha (Drudge) Clark.

Connie was a 1949 graduate of Linlawn High School.  She first married Truman Story on Sept. 3, 1949; he died on Dec. 12, 1988.  She then married James E. "Jim" Rosen on Dec. 19, 1993, in Wabash.  

She worked at Wabash Magnetics, and was the Vice President of Operations and Administrative Services for Jefferson Medical Rehab, of Lexington, Ky., starting as secretary and working her way up to VP.   She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and a former member of the Wabash Rotary Club.  Connie enjoyed embroidering and dancing. She and Truman taught square dancing, swing, and ballroom dancing.    She also enjoyed learning about the inner workings of the farm from Jim.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Rosen of Urbana; two daughters, Vicki (Steve) Furnas of Wabash, and Roxanne (Dan) Haupert of North Manchester; three step-children, Jay (Nicole) Rosen of Lafayette, Jon (Beth) Rosen of North Manchester, and Jama (Gary) Fry of Fort Wayne; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Carolyn (Bill) Bennett of Plymouth, Jarolyn Fyhrlund of Sterling, Ill., and Dianna (Arlan) Kendall of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with the Rev. Jonathan Basile officiating.  Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Visitation was Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are Christ United Methodist Church or St. Jude's Hospital for Children.

The memorial guest book for Connie may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Mar 30