1931-2012

Norma M. Conner, 81, of Carroll died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Carroll Health Center Nursing Home.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at First Presbyterian Church in Carroll the Rev. B.J. Ukena officiating.  Organist for the service will be Sally Patten, and the congregation will sing “Nearer My God to Thee” and “How Great Thou Art.”   

Friends may call at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.   

The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Thursday when visitation will resume.   

Burial will be in Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden. Casket bearers will be Aaron Conner, Tom Turnquist, Mark Tague, Sam Kendall, Steve Valline and Nathinal Steir.   

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com Born June 27, 1931, at Churdan, she was a daughter of Ralph and Laura (Guess) Clipperton. She grew up north of Ralston and graduated from Glidden High School in 1948.   

She then attended the American Institute of Business and worked as a bookkeeper for Glidden School District.   

She then worked as a bookkeeper for McCoy Motors and Whaley Chevrolet and later for Carroll Area Child Care Center.   

She married Ralph Conner on June 10, 1950 at the Presbyterian Church in Glidden. The couple farmed northwest of Glidden on Ralph’s family farm where they raised their family.   

Ralph and Norma moved to Glidden in 1987. Ralph died in 2002, and Norma moved to Carroll in 2006. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Carroll.   

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, playing cards and spending time with her family.

Surviving are a son Dennis Conner and his wife Linda of Glidden; a daughter Janel Bihn and her husband Pat of Rock Island, Ill.; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; several brothers- and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a great-grandson Brandon Tague; a brother Orvis Clipperton; and a sister Muriel Dobson.