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Emma Lou Conner

Emma Lou (Weatherby) Conner, 83, formerly of Centerville Delaware, passed away from heart failure on October 30, 2013 at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community in Pennsylvania.

Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware she was the daughter of the late Leonard T. and Daisy (Jones) Weatherby. Emma Lou was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Raymond F. Conner in 2000 and her daughter, Kathleen D. Minshall in 2007.

Emma Lou was an accomplished musician beginning piano at the age of 5 and the organ soon after, she strove for perfection in playing and her music was always a beautiful gift to everyone. During the 1960's and 70's she worked as the organist for Hillcrest Bellfonte Church in Wilmington, Delaware and also taught piano lessons from her former home in Fairfax. She also enjoyed sailing, gardening, motorcycling and travel with her loving husband Raymond. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family.

She is survived by her other 3 children Deborah A. Powell of Hartwell, Georgia, Raymond D. Conner and Mark S. Conner, both of Wilmington, Delaware. Emma Lou is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

The family is requesting a private funeral and burial. A public memorial gathering will be held at the Jenner's Pond Retirement Community to be announced at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heartland Hospice at 5 Christy Drive, Suite 103, Brandywine 2, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.

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Published in The News Journal on Nov. 1, 2013
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