Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 28, 2012

Norma Frances Conner Burnette

PRINCETON — Norma Frances Conner Burnette, 90, of 421 Village Green Circle in Princeton, died, Friday, July 27, 2012 at Princeton Community Hospital.  Born July 18, 1922, on Conner Mountain in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late D.H. and Addie Kingrea Conner. Norma retired from Princeton Community Hospital where she worked in the Housekeeping Department. She was a member of the Princeton   Church of God on Oakvale Road. She loved to crochet and read.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Clarence Burnette; one daughter, Anna Frye; six brothers, Ray, Ted, Arlie, Elmer, Howard, and Buck Conner; one sister, Allie Mullins Harvey; and one son-in-law, Wayne Shrader. Norma was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  

She is survived by one son, Roger Lee Burnette of Princeton; two daughters, Norma Sue McPherson of Princeton and Karen Shrader, with whom she made her home, of Princeton; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Monday, July 30, 2012 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Fred Farley officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

The Burnette family is being served by Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton.

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