Myrtle Conover, 76, of Rexville passed away at 9:45 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019 at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. She was born near Bryantsburg in Jefferson County on August 21, 1942, the daughter of James Cecil and Alta Banks Campbell. She was married to Alva Conover on November 17, 1963 and he preceded her in death on June 26, 1997.
Survivors include one son Lee (Anna) Conover of Hanover; two daughters Twila (Thomas Goeft) Hammond of Versailles, and Monica (Phillip) Durham of Milton, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother James Campbell of Salem; one sister Mary (Richard) Black of Cross Plains. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Conover was a 1960 graduate of New Marion High School and was a cheerleader for the Panther basketball team. She was a former employee of Western Union in Madison and also the Versailles State Park. She retired as a supervisor in 2002 after 40 years with Reliance Electric at Madison. Myrtle enjoyed playing euchre, dominoes, and board games with her grandchildren. She also spent her time doing puzzles, crocheting, and enjoyed mowing her yard. Myrtle was a long time member of the Shelby Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 19 at 11 a.m. at the Shelby Christian Church with Tim Heim officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church in care of the funeral home.