Robert L Conner

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Robert L Conner

of Mountain Home, AR

December 9, 1935 - August 5, 2022

Robert Lowell Conner, Sr. of Mountain Home, passed away at his home, following a brief illness on August 5th, 2022. He was born on December 9, 1935 in Logan, Ohio to John Shelton Conner and Margaret Betty Pavlik Conner. He was known as Bob, but also answered to Lowell, Junior and Brother. Bob grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana, where he graduated from high school at age 15. He earned a degree in chemistry from Indiana University and was a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force, serving as a navigator on a B-52 during the Cold War. In 1965, Bob moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas where he worked as a Quality Control Engineer at Baxter Labs until his retirement.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 43 years, Helen Hickman Conner and his son-in-law, John Rogers. He is survived by his children, Mary (Ed) Shollmier, Rob (Mindy) Conner, Kelley Rogers and Penny (Kevin) Oxford. He was also Grandpa- the G.O.A.T- to Samantha Conner, Grant (Jessica) Conner, Cara Conner, Emma Rogers, Carter Rogers, David Rogers, Collin (Marlie) Oxford, Conner Oxford and Cooper Oxford. Also missing Bob are his brothers, John and Rick Conner and his sister, Judy Tyler along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob was a storyteller who enjoyed all things outdoors. He loved his country, his family and his little dog, ZuZu. He was active in his community. He served as a volunteer firefighter, a little league coach and donated blood at every opportunity. He was never happier than when riding his 4-wheeler to the top of his hill, where he proudly declared he could see all the way to Missouri. His family would like to thank his amazing caregiver, Aimee Tabert-Wold and the kind staff of Hospice of the Ozarks. He was one of a kind and we miss him already.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 12 at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home. Visitation will be at 1 pm, with the service following at 2 pm. To honor his memory, please give blood, treat everyone with kindness and smile when you remember him.

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27 Condolence(s)
Jim and Lois Marcum
Mountain Home, AR
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Friday, August 12, 2022

Bob was one of the first to welcome us to the Panoramic neighborhood. My elderly mother lived with us & when my husband & I had to go out of town, Bob stopped by every day to check on her & visit over a cup of coffee. A wonderful man who made a difference in this world. He will be missed!

Lisa & David Riggs
Mountain Home, AR
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Thursday, August 11, 2022

We loved you so much Bob. ❤️ Rest In Peace.

Pete and Ginger Crippen
Fayetteville, AR
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Our prayers are with you "kids" and "grands". Your Dad was a VERY special person. Your Mom too.
She brought a delicious meal to us when Phillip was born there on our second residence in Mtn. Home. On our third time there, Mary, Rob, Kelly and Penny made our "boys" feel right at home. We enjoyed 30 years there and Bob owned land next to ours on Panoramic Drive.
He will be missed by MANY. He was VERY proud of all of you!

Kelly Tucker
Maumelle, AR
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Bob always came into our Baxter County Farm Bureau office and filled us with stories and laughter. He and his stories will be greatly missed! Sending prayers for all his family and friends.

Patricia A Fudge
Mountain Home, AR, AR
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

To the family so sorry for your loss. Bob and Helen were special. I had the honor with working with each of them. Bob always had a smile and great story to tell each time you had the honor to see him somewhere in town.

Lindsy Coker
Rogers, AR
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

I pray for peace and comfort for the family. I did not know Bob personally but heard great stories about him. He will truly be missed by so many❤️ Dr. Rob and Mindy Connor, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers🙏

Velma Cotter
Henderson, AR
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Monday, August 8, 2022

Bob was one of the best. He was a great boss and friend. I will always cherish the memories of working for Bob. Praying for his family.

Toni and Mike Fisher
Mt home,
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Monday, August 8, 2022

We have been neighbors of bob and Helen since moving around the corner from them in 1984. He was always kind to our children. We will always remember him being not only an animal lover- taking care of Robs animals in need but kids in the neighborhood. Sweet sweet man. Will miss him coming out to talk to me when walking around the neighborhood.

Joan Riley Young
Mountain Home, AR
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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Farewell to a very special person. Bob will be missed by so many. He always had a smile and great conversation. Our hearts, love and hugs go out to all of you.

Diane O and Rick Border
Tontitown, AR
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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Missin his stories already! Prayers for the family. Love you guys!

Donnie Pitchford
Mtn. Home, AR
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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Thoughts and special prayers for all of you. Leean always felt a part of your family too.

Claudia Brigham
Yellville, AR
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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Penny, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My father worked with your father at the lab and said that he was a wonderful co-worker and talked about how great he was when he gave one of his training lessons. Prayers.

jim billinger
Viola, AR
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Sunday, August 7, 2022

always a pleasure to visit with Bob at Baxter.A very kind man,prayers for the family

Benessa Yoho
Mountain Home, AR
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Sunday, August 7, 2022

So very sorry for your loss. .

Johnny and Mary Setzer
Summit, AR
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Sunday, August 7, 2022

So sorry to hear about Bob. We enjoyed working with him at Baxter. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Becky (Mike) Robbins
Mountain Home, AR
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Sunday, August 7, 2022

I worked for Bob at Baxter Healthcare. He was a wonderful Boss and always had some great stories for us. Always pleasant and happy. I would run in to him out and about after he retired, and he would always greet me with a smile and chat.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Anne Gamble Mace
Mountain Home, AR
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Saturday, August 6, 2022

So sorry for your loss. We love you all.
Annie

Jerry Parsons
Cumming, GA
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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Rest in peace sir,I'm the one that sold him the land on top of the hill .Glad he enjoyed it

Hope Normandy
MH, AR
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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Sorry for your loss.

Twyla Krawczyk
Elburn, IL
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Saturday, August 6, 2022

My sincere sympathy to all his family He was a good neighbor when I lived in Mt. Home a few years ago. Thots and prayers for all of you

Chuck Riley
Calico Rock,
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Saturday, August 6, 2022

So sorry for your loss, know our thoughts and prayers are with you

Dana Wachowski-McDonald
LONGVIEW, TX
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Saturday, August 6, 2022

I can't express how much the Conner Family means to me. They took me in as family for so many years. Ms. Helen made sure that at the bus stop I had breakfast, and a spot a the table. Ms. Helen & Mr. Bob will forever be in my heart. Thank you all for sharing your WONDERFUL Parents!!! I love you all.

Paula Bodenhamer
Mountain Home, AR
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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Prayers of peace and comfort for all of Mr. Conner's friends and family

Alan Brian Strain
Clarkridge, AR
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Saturday, August 6, 2022

I am very sad to hear of your loss. The few times I met Robert, he was friendly and smiling.
When I lose a loved one, I always think of a time we laughed together and that helps me through the sadness. Prayers for your family.

Sam Rhoades
Mountain Home, AR
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Friday, August 5, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Andrea Gray
Cotter, AR
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Friday, August 5, 2022

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He always had a kind , gentle smile every time I saw him. I bet he and sweet Mrs. Helen are having a beautiful reunion! Love and prayers to all of you.
Seth and Andrea Gray

Elliott Golmon
NORFORK, AR
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Friday, August 5, 2022

Our prayers go out to the family,
May God Bless and keep you.
Elliott and Roberta Golmon