Willard Gatewood Conner (1924 - 2013)

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Willard ""Bill"" Gatewood Conner, 89, Cynthiana, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus.
He was born in Bourbon County, Feb. 16, 1924 to the late Willard and Edna Naomi Clifford Conner. He was a farmer, former JC Penny store manager, United States Army World War II veteran, a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and attended Georgetown College and Miami of Ohio University.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Krahwinkel Conner; a son, Charles T. Conner; his second wife, Thelma Greenup Conner; and a brother, J.T. Conner.
Survivors include: a son, Wayne M. (Kay) Conner; Cynthiana; a daughter, Janice Y. (Bill) McCord, Cynthiana; a sister, Mary Lida Kettelson, Simpsonville, S.C.; six grandchildren, Bill McCord Jr., Rebecca (Shawn) Combs, Michael Lee McCord, Whitney (Matt Taylor) Conner, Lindsey (Seth) Florence and Katie Conner; eight great-grandchildren; and a special caregiver, Betty Howard.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 26 at Ware Funeral Home by Dr. Larry Bishop. Burial was in Jacksonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 U.S. Hwy. 62 East, Cynthiana, KY 41031.
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846 U.S. Highway 27 North
Cynthiana, KY 41031
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Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Jan. 2, 2014
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