Nancy Annice Broughton Conner died peacefully on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at her home in Holland, Kentucky, surrounded by family and friends. Annice was born on June 26, 1923, in Holland to Woodard C. Broughton and Bessie Clemons Downing Broughton. Annice began her education by riding in a horse and buggy to a one-room school near Holland. Annice was saved at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in October, 1933, and she became a member of the church following her baptism in Long Creek a few days later. She graduated from Mt. Zion High School in Holland in 1940 and entered Western Kentucky State Teachers College that fall. Following her graduation from Western in 1944, Annice was employed as a home economics teacher at Allen County High School in Scottsville. On June 28, 1952, Annice married Elmer Neal Conner and they had two children, Sue Neal Conner and Benjamin Broughton Conner. During the following years, Annice continued to teach home economics, as well as tenth-grade English, seventh-grade English, and civics. She later served as a school librarian, first setting up school libraries in four elementary schools and then working as the librarian at Allen County Elementary, Allen County Middle School, and Allen County-Scottsville High School. In 1961, she received a Master's degree from Western. In 1975, she received her Rank I certification from Western. Through her work in education, Annice built a collection of friends and colleagues whom she loved dearly. She worked in the Allen County school system until her retirement in 1983. Following the death of her husband in 1987, Annice became very interested in family history and genealogy. She was a member of the Allen County Historical Society and the Patrick Gillmore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also involved in the Allen County Homemakers and in the Allen County Retired Teachers Association. Throughout her life, Annice loved her Lord and was an active member at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for almost fifty years. She traveled to all fifty states and maintained a love of learning and a love for people all of her life. Annice's life centered around her church, her family, and her community. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Burl Broughton and Woodard Dean Broughton, her husband, her son, and her sister-in-law, June Conner. She is survived by her daughter Sue Neal Roberts and her husband Rick, of Holland; her dear sister Sue Nell Harwood and her husband, Clyde, of Holland; two sisters-in-law, Erline Broughton and Martha Hatler, of Scottsville; a brother-in-law, Glen Conner, of Holland; a daughter-in-law, Mary Kim Caudill Conner of Bowling Green; three grandchildren: Rachel Roberts-Galbraith and her husband Kyle Galbraith of Athens, Georgia; Hannah Roberts of Baltimore, Maryland; and John Weaver Roberts and his wife Claire Pennaman Roberts of Bowling Green. She is also survived by two great-granddaughters, Magnolia Ruth Galbraith and Ellie Marie Roberts; several nieces and nephews and their families; several cousins; and the devoted caregivers who came into her life during the past few years. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 15, at Harwood and Strode Funeral Home in Scottsville, with visitation continuing on Saturday at the funeral home 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the funeral service at noon at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Holland, Kentucky. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her memory would be honored by donations to the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, the Patrick Gillmore Chapter of DAR, the Allen County Historical Society, or Allen County Retired Teachers.
Friday December 15, 2017 10:00am - 8:00pm, Harwood & Strode Funeral Home
Saturday December 16, 2017 7:30am - 11:00am, Harwood & Strode Funeral Home
Saturday December 16, 2017 12:00pm, Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery