ConLei Nadine Walworth, age 13, of LaGrange, Indiana passed away surrounded by her loving family after a courageous 9 month battle with cancer (diffuse midline glioma) on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her Big Turkey Lake home.
ConLei was born on December 1, 2006 in Fort Wayne to Christopher and Jill (Engel) Walworth. She was a 7th grade student at Prairie Heights Middle School.
She was an avid fisherman, golfer, and she played volleyball, basketball and softball. She loved being outside. Her nickname around the lake is “the turtle whisperer” because she had a knack for catching them, and she knew all about all turtles and tortoises. ConLei lived every day to the fullest. She always danced like no one was watching and stopped to smell the roses. She loved fiercely, stood up for the little guy, and had a joke, smile, hug or kind word for everyone. There was no one in the world like ConLei Nadine. She will be greatly missed! For those of you who want to know what you can do for the family, do an act of kindness in her name #LIVELIKECONLEI
Her parents; Chris Walworth and Jill Engel-Walworth of LaGrange.
Sister; Jordan Engel-Walworth of Angola.
Sister; Sage Walworth of LaGrange.
Grandparents; Darryl and Emily Engel of LaOtto.
Grandparents; Connie Walworth of Monroeville, Indiana.
Grandparents; Russ and Becky Bredemeyer of LaGrange.
Many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Several special friends that have stood with and supported ConLei from the beginning.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother; Ann Engel, grandfather; Robert Walworth, uncle; Todd Engel and a cousin; Derek Harrison.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM at the Stroh Church of Christ, 4540 South 1100 West, Hudson, Indiana 46747. Additional visitation will be held on Monday morning prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Stroh Church of Christ with Pastor Mike Hamm and Rev. Jeremy Russell officiating.
Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.
Memorial donations may be directed to Liv It Up, 142 South Old US Highway 27, Pleasant Lake, Indiana 46779 and Little John's Lemonade Stand, 6350 West Orland Road, Angola, Indiana 46703.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.
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