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Connie Cink

Connie K. Cink was born on April 6, 1941, in Crescent, Ok to the proud parents of Jess and Juanita Houck.

Connie had one older brother, Robert (Bob), and a younger sister, Linda. The three were close and when Robert wasn’t busy hiding rubber snakes in kitchen drawers, they loved to play games like “Red Rover, Red Rover”, Annie-Annie Over”, or “Kick The Can”, which they say was her favorite. On Saturday afternoons, Mom would take them to the neighborhood theater where they would watch lots of cartoons or the Lone Ranger or Superman.

The Houck Family moved a few times before settling in Caldwell, KS in 1952. No one knew it at the time but it was going to be one of the best things to happen to Connie because that is where she met Bobby Eugene Cink. Bobby and Connie married shortly after she graduated high school, on July 6, 1959. They were married at the First Christian Church in Wellington, KS. Connie gave birth to Bobby Wayne Cink on June 24, 1960, then to Carna Jo Cink November 3, 1963. Connie dedicated her full-time job to being a wonderful mom and housewife.

The family lived in Caldwell and Wellington, then back to Caldwell where they bought their first home on Chisholm St. They found a family hobby; camping , fishing and water skiing. Starting from the “ground up” with trips to Lake Ten Killer to owning a 2nd home at Lake Texoma. This became the Cink “Destination Resort”. Once Bobby retired, they were able to spend a lot of quality time there. Connie also loved to golf with the girls, including her “Sisty”. In fact, they often took girl trips to the lake house where there was a golf course close by.

Bob and Jacki Cink blessed Connie with two grandchildren, Jessica Cink Harris and Travis Cink. Connie and Carna made it an annual tradition to take Jesse and Travis to the lake once a year.

Connie also got to know and love her two step grandchildren, Tanner and Morgan Bretches, when Craig and Carna Bretches married. She also went on to be blessed with three great grandchildren, Aiden, Carter and Madi.

Bobby and Connie have celebrated many milestones together; a silver 25th, golden 50th, and 60th!

Connie has always been such a strong positive mother and wife, who has been just as strong with her faith in God, and never went a day without saying “I love you” to us….We will deeply miss you…

Connie passed away on May 8, 2022 in Wellington, Kansas.

Memorial graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Caldwell City Cemetery with a Celebration of Life to follow at the Central Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Dementia Society of America or to the Caldwell Central Christian Church and sent in care of the mortuary.



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