Darlene "Sue" Conner, 67, of Hannibal, passed away at 1:44 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2018 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Jason Young will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Hannibal.
Family and friends are invited to Sue's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Sue was born Jan. 5, 1951, in Hannibal, to Thomas Edward Sheffield Jr. and June Sanders Sheffield.
She was married to Phillip W. Conner on May 11, 1968 in New London. He preceded her in death April 17, 2013.
Survivors include three children, Melanie Wasson (Martin T.) of New London, Belinda Smith (Jason) of Mexico, Natalie Guggenheim (Gregg) of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren, Shelby Wasson (Daniel Gann) of Tulsa, Okla., Kayla Wasson of Hannibal, Joshua Wasson of Hannibal, Haley Smith of Columbia, Logan Smith of Mexico, Austin Smith of Mexico, Sophie Guggenheim of Houston, Texas and Gracie Guggenheim of Houston, Texas.
She is also survived by her three brothers, Ernest Sanders, Thomas "Jim" Sheffield, Dan Sheffield (Vera); three sisters, Delores Lee (Jimmy), Julie Walley and Valerie Brooks (Billy); one sister-in-law, Lois Benson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sue was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harold Sanders; mother-in-law, Thelma Milam; one sister-in-law, Mary Sheffield; and one brother-in-law, Al Benson.
Sue was a homemaker. She also worked at the Sky Hi Drive Inn in Hannibal with her husband and developed a lifelong love of movies of all kinds.
Sue loved to care for her flower garden and her lawn was always immaculate. Lilacs, roses and petunias were some of her favorite flowers.
A wonderful cook, Sue loved to prepare meals for her family — candied yams and scalloped corn were two of her specialties.
Sue took pleasure in music and liked to hear live music whenever she could locally.
Time with family, however, is what Sue cherished most. She never missed an opportunity to tell her kids and grandkids how proud she was of them.
Sue was also a volunteer at Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
Sue attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
Memorial contributions may be made to Conner Grandchildren Education Fund.
Pallbearers will be Jim Sheffield, Dan Sheffield, Jimmy Lee, Billy Brooks, Martin T. Wasson and Jason Smith.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnnellfunerahome.com