Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Wilma L. Conner

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Wilma L. Conner

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Oakland City, Ind. Wilma L. (Barnet t) Conner, 85, peacefully left us on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Heritage Center.

She was born in Winslow, Ind., on April 5, 1927.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Conner; parents, Earl and Cora (Willis) Barnett; sisters, Eldena Poehlein, Beatrice Richardson, Mary Lou Scharfenberger and Ruth Heacock; granddaughter, Kiersten L. Conner; and daughter-in-law, Kathey Conner.

Wilma had a strong Christian faith and worshiped in the Baptist Church. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Oakland City, Ind., where she served the women's bible class in many different capacities, taught Sunday school and served on many other committees and functions.

Wilma was very involved with her sons in their childhood as a Cub Scout den leader, "pink lady" at the school, classroom parent and supporter of all their activities.

Wilma is survived by her sons, Roger, Randy (Zoe) and Rick (Beth); grandchildren, RJ Conner, Breanna (Aaron) Black, Zach Conner, Jamie (Jason) McLaren, Adam (Abbie Cook-fianc) Conner and Katie Conner; four great-grandchildren; and her sister, Phyllis Preston, of Groveland, Fla. …

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