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Niceene Kay Connolly

Niceene Kay Connolly, 70 of Wapella, IL passed away 10:58 a.m. January 22, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Services will be 7 p.m., Sunday, January 26 at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton with Pastor Kim Litwiller officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the DeWitt County 4-H Foundation or the Illinois Appaloosa Association. Niceene was born September 1, 1949 in Springfield, the daughter of Louis G.H. and Verla Maxine (Stone) Busch. She married Gary Dean Connolly August 1, 1969 in Havana. Survivors include her husband, Gary Dean Connolly, Wapella; son, Paul (Ann) Connolly, Clinton; daughter, Amber (Greg) Willis, Clinton; grandchildren; Amanda, Matthew, Lauren, and Wyatt; great-grandson, Colt; step-granddaughter, Alyssa; and step-great-grandson, Landon. She was preceded in death by her parents. Niceene worked at Farm and Fleet in Bloomington and retired after 17 years of service. She was in the horse industry for 70 years and served for over 30 years on the Board of the Illinois Appaloosa Association. Niceene was also a DeWitt County 4-H Leader for many years. She enjoyed spending weekends with her children and grandchildren at horse shows. Online condolences may be made at

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