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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Karen K. Conner

  • Karen K. Conner, 58, of Palmyra, Mo., passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
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  • Karen K. Conner, 58, of Palmyra, Mo., passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
    Karen was born April 29, 1954, in Hannibal, Mo., to Lawrence E. and Betty Quinlin Gottman.
    Karen was married to Howard Conner April 27, 1974, at the First Presbyterian Church in Palmyra, Mo. He survives of the home.
    Survivors include daughter, Carey Britt and husband, Pat, of Quincy, Ill.; sister, Donna Frankenbach and husband, Ross, of Palmyra; brother, Larry Gottman and wife, Karen, of Palmyra; sister-in-law, Judy Gottman of Quincy; two brother and three sister-in-laws; as well as many nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Danny Gottman; father and mother-in-law, Henry and Mayme Conner; and a brother-in-law, Jim Conner.
    Mrs. Conner had retired from General Mills in Hannibal, Mo., after many years of service.
    She was a 1972 graduate of Palmyra High School, where she played on the varsity basketball team.
    Karen was an active volunteer with the Palmyra Recycling Center, Palmyra Food Pantry, and the adopt-a-family program through her Church.
    Karen and Howard where proud participants in the 1977 Rose Bowl Parade, where they were able to showcase the Potter-Conner World Champion Mules sponsored by the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce. She was known for her cooking and loved sharing in food and fellowship with her friends and family. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Palmyra, where she was ordained as a deacon.
    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Palmyra, Mo. Rev. Roger Ricketts and Rev. Dewayne Larenson will officiate.
    Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.
    Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church .
    Pallbearers will be Duane Bailey, Randy Watters, Bob Baker, Donnie Green, Bud Thomas and Charlie Schutte.
    Honorary pallbearers will be her loving nieces and nephews.
    Online condolences may be made at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.

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