Lorna Lorraine (Lane) Conger, 94, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 4, 2013, after enduring a lengthy illness. She was under the loving care of her personal caregivers, Rose, Linda, and Rachael, and Hospice of Citrus County.
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Lorna was born in Sioux Falls, S.D., April 16, 1919. Her parents were Orin and Helen Lane. Lorna and her husband Lloyd lived in Berkley and Royal Oak, Mich., until Lloyd retired. They moved to Clearwater, in 1982 to be near their only daughter, Carol. In 2003, Lorna moved to Citrus County due to health problems.
Lorna graduated as Valedictorian of Hazel Park High School in Michigan in 1937. She received an Academic scholarship to attend Michigan State University. However due to pressing family needs she could not attend. She worked at H.A. Powell Photo Studios in Detroit, Mich., as their office manager. Lorna had a very strong commitment to her faith and her family especially her granddaughters.
Lorna was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Rowda; son-in-law, Dr. John Rowda; granddaughters, Adrian and Kenzie Rowda; and brother, Donald Lane.
A memorial service will be at Bethel Lutheran Church in Clearwater, in June. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater, Fl 33759, Sylvanabbey.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on May 8, 2013