Essman, Constance Mary (nee O’Malia) Lived a long life of 93 years, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was a nurse, manager of a blood bank, ran a bar and grill; and in her 80’s continued to work handing out food samples. Her work ethics were amazing. Her most shining contribution to life was the love for her family.
She was preceded in death by her mother Nellie (Coppuck) O’Malia and her father Peter O’Malia. Connie had 2 brothers, Frank O’Malia and Peter O’Malia, who both have passed before her. Connie was a war bride from World War II in Chorley Lancashire England, where she met and married Charles Turner. Together they had 5 children; their sons, William (Sue) Turner, Russell (the late Janet) (Kathy) Turner; their daughters, Sandra (Gary) Pippins, Susie (Jim) Brown and Beverly (Fred) Matthews. Charles Turner passed away in 1981. Connie met and married Charles G. Essman and they had a daughter, Debbie Chappius. Together they raised his 4 children from previous marriage; Rhonda Essman and the late Connie (Jerry) Copeland, Wrick (survived by Judy) Essman and Karen (survived by Nate) Holloman. Charles Essman passed away in 1997. Though the relationships did not come without trial, and heartbreak, she loved both husbands until her death. Connie had 28 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Cherished mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Connie resided at Delmar Gardens South for almost 4 years. The family would like to graciously thank the love, care and understanding Connie received in her time at Delmar Gardens South and also the wonderful care and compassion she received at St. Anthony’s Hospital. We will forever be grateful.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. Interment Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital appreciated.Visitation Friday, 4-9 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. until service at 10:00 a.m.