Isabelle  Conner
Isabelle Conner, 96, beloved by all who knew her, went to be with her Lord on September 13, 2019 after an extended illness. She was born November 13, 1922 in Lockport, New York, to Leonard and Jeannette Gliddon.
Isabelle was a member of the class of 1940 at Lockport High School where she expressed her talent in art. After high school, she felt her calling was nursing, and she graduated from The Children's Hospital of Buffalo School of Nursing in October 1944. That year, President Franklin Roosevelt, during one of his radio chats, asked that graduating nursing students join the military service to care for the mounting number of wounded servicemen. Isabelle accepted the president's request and joined the Army Nurse Corps as a Second Lieutenant. She served as a surgical nurse at Fort Hamilton in New York where the army built wooden barracks in Hamilton State Park to serve as hospitals for wounded soldiers returning from Europe.
Isabelle's husband, Burton Conner, served in the Navy abroad the USS Hornet which was in the Pacific at that time, training and preparing for the invasion of Japan. After the war, the two married and returned to their hometown of Lockport.
Isabelle continued her career in nursing at Lockport Memorial Hospital working in the operating room and in labor and delivery. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1960 from the University of Buffalo and became a school nurse teacher with the Lockport Board of Education.
Isabelle was a strong advocate of the Girl Scouts of America, serving many years in Girl Scout leadership and as a volunteer nurse at Camp Margaret Castle Girl Scout Camp. She was a life-long member of Lockport United Church of Christ (formerly Plymouth Congregational Church) and was a member of B. Leo Dolan Post #410 of The American Legion.
Before moving to Sugar Land, Texas, Isabelle lived in Fort Myers, Florida, where she enjoyed hosting celebrations, playing bridge, and creating ceramic art.
Isabelle is survived by her daughters, Barbara C. (Benno) Scheibner of Sugar Land, Texas, and Patricia C. Davis of Seattle, Washington. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Cassandra S. Maldonado of Pearland, Texas, and Chayna J. Davis-Hall of Seattle, Washington. She was the proud great-grandmother of Camille T. Maldonado and Scarlett C. and Clementine P. Davis-Hall. In addition, she is survived by her sister-in-law, Mildred Wilson; niece, Suzanne Wilson; and nephew, Douglas Wilson.
A private funeral service will be held in Sugar Land, Texas. Interment will be at Cold Springs Cemetery in Lockport, New York beside her beloved husband.
Published on September 19, 2019


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Sandra Moran
Sep 19, 2019
I first met your mother at Charles Upson School. I was the school sec’ry when she was the school nurse. Many fond memories. A wonderful lady. So glad I had a chance to meet her.