Phyllis A. Conner

Phyllis A. Conner, 91, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Henry County Health Center.

Phyllis was born November 20, 1930, in Illinois, the daughter of Samuel and Elsie (Ahlers) Lant. She graduated from Media High School and received her training to become a nurse at the Mercy Hospital in Burlington. Phyllis was united in marriage to Edgar Conner on February 20, 1954 in Mount Pleasant. The couple moved to Mount Pleasant where Phyllis worked for over 40 years at the Mount Pleasant Community Hospital and worked as a hospice nurse after she retired. Phyllis was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren doing crossword puzzles and tending to her garden. Phyllis’ cats were her pride and joy and she loved them dearly.

Phyllis is survived by four children, Don (Danna) Conner of Peoria, Arizona; Debra (Michael Miles) Conner, Diane (Kevin) Dunsmore, Doug (Diana Winerich) Conner all of Mount Pleasant; two grandchildren, Whitni and Cody, six great grandchildren, a sister Gladys (Dan) Gulich of Kirkwood, Illinois, and a brother Ivan Lant of Stronghurst, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a granddaughter, a great granddaughter, and three siblings, Carol McGeehan, Max Lant and Catherine Wallace.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 am Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am until service time. Burial will follow in the Forest Home Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the American Heart Association.