Rheita M. Conner

RHEITA M. CONNER, 70 Rheita M. (Hendershot) Conner, 70, co-owner of the North End Florist, Pottstown, PA, died on Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown, PA. She was the wife of Donald L. Conner with whom she shared 22 years of marriage. Born in Waynesburg, PA, she was a daughter of Emma Belle (Wood) Earl and the late John Hendershot. In addition to co owning the North End Florist in Pottstown, Rheita worked as a bookkeeper/accountant for various companies in the greater Pottstown area. She was a devoted active member of the Salvation Army - Boyertown, where she participated in the Women's Fellowship. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two sons, Joseph B. Shainline of Boyertown and Michael R. Shainline of Boyertown; two stepdaughters, Betty L. Conner of Tamaqua, PA, and Jo Ann Blount of Tamaqua, PA; one brother, Russell Hendershot and his wife Lois, of Trappe, PA; one sister, Linda, wife of Stan Prestidge of Deland, FL; eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepdaughter, Margaret Shainline. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2012 and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Major Donald Spencer will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Pottstown, PA. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com

Published in The Mercury on Oct. 9, 2012