|Rolland E. Conner, 87, of Prairie City, Ill., died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in the emergency room of OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
He was born December 21, 1923 in Knox County, the son of Clarence R. and Minnie P. Kennedy Conner. He married Betty L. Reed on May 23, 1943 in Palmyra, Mo.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, two sons, Richard Conner of Galva, Ill. and John (and Diane) Conner of Galesburg, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Conner of Avon, Ind., seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Mitchel Conner, three brothers, and two sisters.
Rolland was a farmer for 56 years, retiring December 6, 1997. He had lived in Victoria, Galva, and Prairie City, Ill. He was a member of the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau, the Rolling Rivers Camping Club, and Little Swan Lake Association.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Lyren Haney will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.