October 10, 2018

G. Constance (Connie) Pitzer Meents

G. Constance (Connie) Pitzer Meents age 89 of Lincoln passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Tabitha Hospice.  She was born to Howard and Glyda Pitzer in Ashland, Nebraska on August 5, 1929.  The family then moved to Lincoln where she attended Whittier Junior High and graduated from University High School.  In 1947, she met and married Edward John (E.J.) Meents, who passed away in 2015 after 68 years of marriage.  The family transferred due to E.J.’s job to Sioux Falls, S.D., where Connie had a successful career manging various restaurants.  Returning to Lincoln for a few more years, Connie and E.J. retired to Alamogordo, N.M.  In 2011, they made their final move back to Lincoln to live at Legacy Terrace, where they enjoyed the company of many residents and staff members.  Connie was a good friend to many and had a joyful relationship with the Lord.  She always had a smile and hug available to those in need

Survivors include her children Michael (Brenda), Julie (Chip Estabrooks) and daughter-in-law Madeline.  She is also survived by her grandchildren: Matt, Claudia, Phillip, Lindsay, Tara, Austin and Blake,  seven great grandchildren and  niece, Sharon Hester.

A casual gathering of family and friends will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Legacy Terrace, 5700 Fremont St. Lincoln.

Memorials to


  1. Sad to read of Aunt Connie’s passing. I’ll always remember her as a talented cook and seamstress. Condolences to the family.

  2. I am still in shock and trying to gather my thoughts. You were (are) the most important woman in my life. You have no idea how I will miss you along with countless others. I will always regret not coming to visit. Or just a simple phone call. Life seemingly gets too busy but that is really no excuse.I know I sent you a card now and then and maybe a newspaper clipping I thought you would like. But doesn’t make up for the sound of your voice, a hug or just plain catching up. Not a day will go by that I won’t miss you and remember your words of wisdom. I am still learning, and trying to live up to your example. I know EJ welcomed with you wide open arms as well as Philip. My prayers to Julie and Mike and their families. As much as I will miss you their ache is a thousand times greater. I will always miss and love you dear friend as will Jim. You and EJ, together at last. Until we meet again.

  3. Connie worked with Mary and I at Costello and Associates. She was a life savior in more ways than we can count. We loved her and Ed and her children. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  4. She also had a son, Daniel E Meents who was there to meet her with his dad.

    • Madeline, I am not sure if you will be notified of my post, but hopefully you will see this. I was lucky enough to meet Connie through a Husker Connect program at UNL. She has been a mentor to me for the past two years and I loved her so much. Could you please contact me at ? I would really appreciate it.
      Thank you,
      Francesca or “Gigi”

  5. Madeline Meents, I am so sorry I didn’t mention him in my comments. I think I said ‘Philip” and I meant Daniel. I knew that and I know how much they she and Ed both loved him.

  6. I am devastated to hear the news about Connie. I cannot believe this is true. She has been a mentor to me for the past two years and made such a huge impact on my life. Her nickname at Legacy was trouble, and she definitely lived up to it. She gave me the nickname Gigi because she wanted to have a special name for me. Whenever I needed advice Connie was there for me, I wish I could have been there more for her. I am so lucky to have met such a down to earth, loving, funny, and special person. I feel her with me today and I never want to loose this feeling. If someone from Connie’s family could contact me, I would really appreciate it. My email address is
    God bless you Connie, thank you for everything. I love you. Love, Gigi.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *