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Mary Connors

September 24, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Mary Agnes Connors "Kane", 79, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, She was born Jan. 31, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of the late John and Mary Joyce Kane.

On Aug. 5, 1985, she married Henry L. Connors, who survives.

Also surviving are five daughters, Kathleen Ashley of Mission Kansas, KS, Therese Kelly and husband, Michael, of Jim Thorpe, Pa., Mary Smith and husband, Brian, of Mentor, Ohio, Patricia Ashley and husband, James Straut, of Upper Saddle River , N.J., and Jeanne Zimmerman and husband, Alvaro Esquivel, of Miami Beach, Fla.; two sons, William Ashley and wife, Cheryl, of West Caldwell, N.J., and James Ashley and wife, Chinatsu, of Hamamatsu, Japan; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandsons; six step children; beloved sister-in- law, Margaret Kane, and several special friends.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, John Kane.

Mrs. Connor was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

She was a graduate from Fairley Dickenson University with a Masters in early childhood development. She was a teacher in Okinawa two years and Principal for four years for the DODDS (Department of Defense Dependents Schools) in Germany.

She served as President for the Work Adjustment Center and St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary and authored the School Improvement Plan for the B-U Middle School.

Friends will be received today from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

A Memorial Mass will be held 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with Father Ron Nikodem as celebrant. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



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