Connie L. (Uphoff) Yantis 72 of Mattoon, IL, formerly of Findlay, IL, passed away at 11:11 AM Sept. 11, 2010 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.

Connie was born July 20, 1938 at Westfield, IL the daughter of Gilbert F. “Gib” and Lois Gordon Uphoff.

She married Harold Wayne Yantis June 7, 1958 and they were later divorced.

Connie graduated from Findlay High School in the Class of 1956.She later attended Illinois State University at Normal, IL.Connie was employed for over 30 years at CIPS, first at Tuscola, IL but for most of her career at Mattoon, IL.

She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for her family. She enjoyed crafts, knitting and crocheted afghans for her family.

She was a member of the Findlay Church of Christ.

Surviving are her mother Lois of Shelbyville; children: Vicky Gibson and husband Jack of McLean, IL, Jeff Yantis and wife Jeannene of Arthur, IL and Missy Armstrong and husband Todd of rural Neoga, IL; grandchildren: Jeremy Gibson, Sarah Williams, Christian Gibson, Seth Gibson, Bryce Yantis, Noah Yantis, Lee Agney and Derek Agney; great grandchildren: Isaac Gibson, Livia Gibson, Leah Gibson, Denver Williams, Phoenix Williams, Rylie Gibson and Blake Gibson; brothers: Duane Uphoff and wife Marjorie of Findlay, IL, Stanley Uphoff and wife Patricia of Shelbyville and Roger Uphoff and wife Judy of Lovington, IL.

She was preceded in death by her father Gilbert “Gib” Uphoff.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday Sept 15, 2010 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Nathan Jesse will officiate.Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM Tuesday.Burial will be in Findlay Cemetery, Findlay, IL.Memorials can be made to the 4-H Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of Gilbert F. “Gib” Uphoff.On line condolences may be directed to the family at