Ollie was born on March 8, 1936 in the rolling green hills of Lexington, Kentucky, to Everett Bryant and Elon McCown Bryant. Ollie Lydia Conner passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, May 8th, 2021. Ollie was predeceased by her one brother Aljo Bryant, a war veteran. Ollie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Walter Boyd Conner, and her two children, Karen Lynn Conner and Brian Andrew Conner. Ollie is also survived by her five grandchildren: Krystle, Holly, Michael, Macayla, and Braedyn. She also has seven great-grandchildren: Ryan, Riley, Andre, Jace, Michael Jr., Gunner, and Henry.
Ollie was an RN but later left her nursing career to be a full-time mother to her children. She took pride in being involved in her children's lives and always put them first. She instilled a love of learning in them that has continued to the present day. One of Ollie's favorite pastimes was shopping. She loved shopping for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren more than she enjoyed shopping for herself. In addition to shopping, family visits were her favorite. Whether on the phone or in person, she loved visiting and could talk for hours.
Ollie was a pillar in her family and will be greatly missed.