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Gaylia June Conner

Graveside services for Gaylia June Conner, 80, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 7, 2022, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Conner passed away at 2:37 p.m., Sunday, October 30, 2022, at her home.


She was born January 14, 1942 at Hanford, California, to William Custor and Gwenoth Ellen MacLain.  On September 23, 1961, she was married at Lemoore, California, to Leon Monroe Conner II, who preceded her in death November 23, 2021.  Mrs. Conner lived in various places throughout her life, including Alaska, Mississippi, Massachusetts, England, and Nigeria.  She was proud of her Scottish heritage and traveled to Scotland to research her genealogy.  She enjoyed arts, crafts, and painting.  She also enjoyed crocheting little stuffed animals and would send them to kids on Indian reservations that she and her husband visited.  Mrs. Conner was of the Baptist faith.


She is survived by three children, Terri Michelle Belser and husband, Scott, Leon Monroe Conner III, and Timothy Michael Conner and wife, Hao; three grandchildren, Ian Christopher Conner, Elizabeth Jean Conner, and Amy Wei Conner; one brother, Ronald Custor MacLain; and her dog, Libby.


Her parents, husband, and one brother, Elwin Eugene MacLain, preceded her in death.


Burial will be at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.  Online condolences may be expressed at