Nelma Connell

Nelma Connell

Nelma Gean Connell, 85, of Kilbourne, La., formerly of Eudora, died November 19, 2013, at West Carroll Health Systems Hospital in Oak Grove, La.

She was born June 14, 1928 in Adamsville, Tenn. and was the daughter of the late L. N. Newell and Bessie Taylor Newell.

She retired after 29 years as vice president and assistant cashier at Eudora Bank then later joined her husband at Wico Appliance Store in Eudora. She was the widow of Henry Connell Jr. and a member of Kilbourne United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Connell Jr.; her parents, L. N. and Bessie Newell; and a sister Mary Faye Hamilton.

Survivors include two sons, Scottie Connell of Eudora and George H. “Sonny” Connell of Whitehall; a sister, Mildred Harper of Kilbourne, La.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Kilbourne United Methodist Church with funeral services following at 10 the church.

Officiating will be Rev. Curtis Carroll and Rev. Rob Walker. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Eudora under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home