Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 15, 2013

Gracie Walker Conner

RADFORD, Va. — Gracie Walker Conner, 90, of Wheatland Assisted Living in Radford, Va., formerly of Princeton, passed away surrounded by her loving family as she went to meet the Lord and Master Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the New River Valley Medical Center in Christiansburg, Va. Born May 24, 1922 in Bramwell, she was the daughter of the late Henry Walker and Vellie Hill Walker.

Gracie married her loving husband, Elmer Conner in 1938 and had two loving children, Elmer Dale Conner and Wanda Jean Conner. She lived in McComas with her family until 1955, loving every minute of her life in this little coal camp. She attended McComas Methodist Church later moving her membership to the Maple View Church of Christ in Green Valley. She moved to Radford, Va. in 2002, to be close to her daughter Jeanie and her grandchildren. Gracie worked for Goodykoontz Drug Store in Bluefield for twenty-five years. She loved bowling, taking many national bowling trips.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-three years, Elmer E. Conner; one son, Elmer Dale Conner; one daughter, Jeannie Conner Miano; two brothers, Robert Mabe and Athel Mabe; and two sisters, Hazel Carter and Opal Hankins.

Survivors include six grandchildren, Troy Lee Conner, Debra Ann Conner Shannon, Michael Anthony Miano and wife Heather, Gina Marie Miano, Marc Christopher Miano and wife Sarah, and Michelle Miano Valentine and husband Shawn; four great-grandchildren, Morgan Concetta Miano, Anthony Stephen Miano, Catherine Alexandra Miano, and Tyler Michael Valentine; one sister, Dorothy Holtz of Omaha, Neb.; and extended family and many friends at Wheatland Assisted Living that provided her with wonderful care and friendship.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Tony Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday.

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Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Conner family.

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