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5/4/2020 6:01:00 PM
Mary Russell Conner
June 29, 1924 - May 3, 2020

CONOVER, N.C. - Mary Russell Conner, 95, of Conover passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Carolina Caring in Newton.

She was born June 29, 1924 in Burke County to the late Bobby Jack Russell and Nellie Critz Russell. Mary retired from Catawba Valley Medical Center where she worked as a dietician.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James William Conner Jr.; brothers, Pap Russell and Bill Russell; sisters, Martha Carroll, Christine Tomlinson, Lucy Pace and Peggy McDaniels.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons Grady W. Conner of Newton, Wayne Conner of Newton, Grant W. Conner and wife Ellen of Gastonia; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Eastview Cemetery in Newton. Rev. Raymond Johns will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658

Condolences may be sent to the Conner family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Conner family.

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