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Obituary: Clara Conover, 87, Adair Co., KY

She was a member of a highly regarded Columbia, KY, family. She was the widow of WWII hero Earl Conover. Her early life was spent on Graded Hill in Matthews house immediate to the Columbia Graded and High School, in a family headed by a courageous mother, Anna Belle Clark Matthews, the widow of minister Rev. Richard Matthews. Clara was one of nine children - five sisters and four brothers. Clara Conover was active in the Columbia United Methodist Church and had worked as a teacher's aid in the Adair County School District for many years.

Clara Conover, age 87 years, a resident of Summit Manor Health and Rehab Center passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 12:45amCT at Summit Manor.

The funeral service will be Friday, December 10, 2010, at 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Coffey, the officiating clergy. Interment in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 2:30pmCT, Thursday, December 9, 2010.


Clara Matthews Conover, Adair Co., KY (1923-2010)

She was born on August 2, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Richard Matthews and Anna Belle Clark Matthews of Columbia, KY. She died Tuesday, December 7, 2010, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY at the age of 87 years, 4 months, and 5 days.

She was the widow of Earl Conover who preceded her in death in 2005.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers Jessie Matthews and Richard Matthews.She is survived by the following:
  • One son: Dennis Conover and wife Sallie Collins Conover ofHuntsville, AL

  • One daughter: Betty Sue Jasper and husband Clifford Jasper of Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers: Thomas Matthews of Campbellsville, KY andCarroll Matthews of Chicago, IL

  • Four sisters: Virginia Ward and husband Bill of Madison, IN: Christine Greeman and husband Charles of Campbellsville, KY; and Mildred White and Tula Peterson of Campbellsville, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Sarah Conover Brown and husband Shane of Cleveland, TN;Stephanie Conover of Memphis, TN; Stephen Conover of Atlanta, GA:Ben Jasper and his wife Elizabeth Cheatham Jasper, of Columbia, KY;Heather Jasper of Columbia, KY

  • Two Great grandchildren Ashlyn Elizabeth and Hannah Claire Brown ofCleveland, TN

  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives.
She was active in the United Methodist Church for several years. She had worked as a teacher's aid for the Adair County Board of Education.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY,


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