Verdonna "Tootie" Konger, 87, of Albion, passed away on March 6, 2022, at her home. \nShe was born in Coesse, on October 13, 1934, to the late Loren and Irene (Hyndman) O'Connell. She spent her formative years in Northwest Allen County, graduating from Huntertown high School.\nTootie was married to Paul Konger in Ege, on June 19, 1954. He preceded her in death on May 11, 2014.\nShe worked out of her house as a hairdresser. She was mostly a homemaker and mother.\nTootie was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Rosary Society. She enjoyed tending to her garden and flowers. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time at the lake and fishing.\nThe family would like to give a special thank you to Nancy Bailey O'Connell.\nTootie is survived by a son, Mike (Beth) Konger; two daughters, Jenny (Mike) Mohrman and Amy (Mike) Philbee; a sister-in-law, Nancy O'Connell; a son-in-law, Hayes McBride; seven grandchildren, Lucas (Jennifer) Konger, Jessica (Kyle) Kater, Brad Geist, Mallory (John) Bates, Derek (Mikalah) Philbee, Todd Papenbrock and Joshua (Katee) McBride and 13 great-grandchildren.\nIn addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia McBride; a son, Matthew Konger; a grandson, Ben Konger; a brother, James O'Connell.\nMass of Christian burial will take place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ege on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., with calling from 9:00 to 9:45 at the Funeral Home.\n \nThe family will also receive friends on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at Sheets and Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., with the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m.\nBurial taking place at Ege Catholic Cemetery, Ege.\nIn lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Ege Catholic Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund or Stillwater Hospice.\nOnline note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.