Frank E. Conner

July 8, 1939 ~ March 1, 2018 (age 78)

 Frank E. Conner 78, of Hazleton passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. He was born in Effingham County, IL July 8, 1939 to Louis “Bud” and Jessie Mae (Baker) Conner.

Frank was a heavy equipment and backhoe operator for Koberstein Trucking in Princeton. He retired in 2004 after working there for 32 years.  He had lived in Gibson County for the past 40 years moving here from Illinois.  He was a member of the Patoka United Methodist Church and he enjoyed gardening.

Frank is survived by his wife, Flora “Flo” Conner of Hazleton; son, Ron Conner of Mt. Carmel; 6 grandchildren, Melissa, Tiffaney, Brandon, Brittany, Matt and A.J.; 7 great-grandchildren with one expected to arrive in June; 2 brothers, Dale Conner (Cindy) of Altamont, IL and Larry Conner (Kathy) of Effingham, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kathy Goldman; 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Marsha Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Columbia “White” Church Cemetery. Visitation will from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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