Irene (Conner) Linn, 93, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012, at Life Care Center of Elkhorn in Elkhorn, Nebraska.
She was born September 29th, 1918, in Dawson County, Nebraska, to Mabel W. (Alkire) Conner and Orville J. Conner.
She attended School District 17 (Dawson County) for grades 1-10. Her 11th and 12th grade education was obtained at Lexington High School. She graduated with the Class of 1936. Irene took Normal Training in high school and was able to secure a teaching position at the age of 17 at District #67 (Crackerbox) in Dawson County. Other rural schools in Dawson County that she taught were South 3, 52, 37, 15 and 31. In 1968, she received her B.A. from Kearney State College. She obtained this the hard way by going to summer school, night classes and correspondence work. She continued to teach 6th grade in Bryan Elementary School in Lexington for 19 years. Irene taught a total of 32 years. She retired from teaching in 1985, but still teaching was in her blood, so she continued by substitute teaching for eight years.
Irene was married to Laverne M. Linn, June 1st, 1940, at Lexington. To this union, two sons were born: Robert Laverne and William Dean. Her husband, Laverne, had a fatal heart attack March 5th, 1965.
Irene was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 75 years. She was a loyal member and served her church in many ways. Irene was a Sunday School Superintendent for two years, a steward for a number of years, served on many committees, and was active in the United Methodist Women.
Survivors are her son, Bob and daughter-in-law, Sandy of Omaha, Nebraska; grandson, Roger Linn (Shari) of Omaha, great-grandchildren, Amanda, Mickayla, and Roger, Jr. of Omaha and one great-great-grandchild, Talan, all of Omaha; two granddaughters, Tara and (Marc) Wisdom of Omaha, great-grandchildren, Cali and Leah Wisdom of Omaha, Lori Linn and fiance Andrew Romatzke of Grand Island, Nebraska.
Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; brother and one son, Bill.
Funeral Services were held Monday, February 27th, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Tess Hufford officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
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Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.