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LILLIAN L. CONNARD
(June 30, 1930 – April 21, 2018)
Lillian Louise Connard of Beckley, West Virginia went peacefully to her Heavenly Home to meet her Personal Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, and many precious Family & Friends on the Morning of April 21st, 2018 at 8:25 A.M. following a one-week stay at a local Hospice House after being released from a regional Hospital for a one-week treatment for congestive heart failure.
She was preceded in death by her Father & Mother, Karl K. & Nancy Boggs and her Brothers, Stonewall Jackson “S.J.” Boggs, Delbert Boggs, Elhannon Boggs, & Herman “Hermie” Boggs & two (2) Sisters, Janice Brammer & Elsie Jo Burdette and her faithful Husband of forty years, Alvin D. Connard (1921-1989),
She was a former Member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church where she received & was baptized in Christ Jesus and also a former Member of Oak Grove Christian Church where she & Alvin attended with their four Sons, all of which have survived her along with all her Grandchildren. Her Firstborn, Gary Douglas Connard & Wife Debra “Debbie” Connard of Beckley, West Virginia. Grant Owen Connard & Wife Rebecca “Becky” Connard of Beckley, West Virginia. Timothy Alan Connard & Wife Tammi Connard of Prosperity, West Virginia & Her Youngest, Thurston Wayne Connard of Beckley, West Virginia, & former Daughter-in-Law, Karen Connard-Cooper, also of Beckley, West Virginia. Her surviving Grandsons & Great-grandson are Christopher Connard , Wife Amber, & Son Chase of Beckley West Virginia, Matthew Connard, Wife Jacqueline, & Great-grand daughters Allison & Katelyn of Jacksonville, Florida, Brian Connard of Coal City, West Virginia, Joseph Connard of Beckley, West Virginia, and Tristan & Tegan Connard of Prosperity, West Virginia. Which serves as proof of the Old Adage, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”!!!
A “true” HOME-MAKER for her husband & children ALL her adult life, she NEVER learned to drive an automobile, preferring to cultivate the 3-1/2 acre parcel of the Moseby Davis Farm at Oak Grove, which she & Dad purchased in 1951 to LOVINGLY feed & nurture their growing family. With three separate gardens, many flower-beds, & wide-open spaces for many varieties of fruit trees, she became an “Amateur” Botanist and Food Preservationist, canning & freezing a bountiful basement FULL of fruits, vegetables, nuts, & honey from the bee-hives which Dad kept to pollinate the garden crops, fruit trees, and flowers (“Sweet Memories”)!!! With Dad as the Planter & Sons as the Gatherers She knit our Family together on the Hill-top which bears the Name “Connard’s Roost” where for sixty-seven years she LIVED Christ’s Creed, “It is more BLESSED to GIVE than RECEIVE”!!! She gave of HERSELF, her LOVE, her TIME, her ATTENTION & ADVICE garnered from a FULL LIFE with the eighty-seven years the Lord God Almighty (YHWH) so ABUNDANTLY BLESSED her & for whom she would TESTIFY when asked the reason for her HEALTH & LONGEVITY until just days before her death!!! Memories of Her LIFE & LOVE will be held in the HEARTS of MANY!!!
Her ENTIRE Family would like to GRATEFULLY acknowledge the Professional as well as the “Tender, Loving, Care” afforded she & our Family by the Staff of The Bower Hospice House located at Prosperity, West Virginia and the Staff & Family Friend, Mary Webb, of Melton’s Mortuary Services located in Beckley, West Virginia. May you EACH be BLESSED, as you have been a BLESSING to the Connard Family!!!