Viola V. Connor, 90, former Shelbyville resident, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Wellbrooke of Carmel.
Born June 2, 1931, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of George William Abel and Nealie Augusta (Willis) Abel. She married Richard H. Connor on Aug. 19, 1950, and he preceded her on March 10, 2018.
Survivors include two children: Linda Wentworth (husband Jeff) of Vienna, Illinois, and Danny Connor (wife Candae) of Carmel; a sister, Jessie Williams, of Shelbyville; five grandchildren: Travis, Mindy, Aaron, Robert, Maggie; and nine great grandchildren. Viola was greatly anticipating the birth of two more great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse Richard, one sister, one brother, five half brothers and one half sister.
Mrs. Connor was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Moral Township High School. She was co-owner of Connor Jewelry Store for 41 years, retiring in 2015.
Viola enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and raising flowers. She loved people, and made a lot of friends while working at the jewelry store.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. ,on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Forest Hill Cemetery. No visiting hours will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude's Children Hospital, in care of the funeral home, or mail to: 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.
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