Melvin E. Conner (1916 - 2013)


Melvin E. Conner, 96, of Mason, formerly of Altamont, died at 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont, with the Rev. Paul Olson officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Altamont, Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday and one hour prior to services on Wednesday, both at the funeral home. Memorials: Donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Conner was born on Dec. 19, 1916, in Mound Township, rural Altamont, the son of Daniel and Lora Yates Conner. He married Phyllis Smith on May 3, 1941, at the Methodist parsonage in Altamont.
He is survived by his wife; son, Colin Conner and his wife Margie of Knoxville; and daughters, Gweneth Boyer of Port Aransas, Texas, Evelyn and her husband the Rev. Paul Olson of Carol Stream, and Yvonne Flanigan of Mason.
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Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
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Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from Feb. 25 to Mar. 6, 2013