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Beth Conner, 92, widow of Rev. Kale Conner, died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Berea Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Beth was born in North Carolina to the late Robert and Elba Bennett Hawes. She was a loving mother to her children and very active with the family business, Conner Woodworks. She was a member of the Middletown Baptist Church. Beth was also preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Bruce Woods, and her siblings, Emma Laye Gore, Robert, Douglas and Merle Hawes.
Beth is survived by: her children, Peggy (Rev. Bill) Woods, of Berea, and Sarah (Earl) Botkin, of Conway, S.C.; her brother, Maurice Joe Hawes, of Shallotte, N.C.; her sister, Raye Troutman, of Greenville, N.C.; her grandchildren, Matthew (Britta) Woods, Mark (Sarah) Woods, and Valerie Botkin; and great-grandchildren, Trevor, Hailey, Emily, Ethan, Eli, and Evan Woods and Trey and Cole Stewart.
Funeral service was held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Burial was at the Berea Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Trevor, Ethan, Eli and Evan Woods, and Trey and Cole Stewart. Honorary pallbearers were Bill, Matthew, Mark, Hailey, and Emily Woods, and Earl Botkin.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Beth can be sent to the Resident Fund at Berea Health and Rehabilitation, 601 Richmond Rd. North, Berea, KY 40403. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lakesfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 16, 2017
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