Elvira "Vi" Conant
Elvira (Vi) P. Conant, age 85, of Peoria, Arizona, died Monday, March 26, 2018, at her home in Peoria. She was born July 20, 1932, in Lodgepole, Nebraska, the daughter of Archie and Tillie (Dickenson) Way.
Vi grew up in Lodgepole and graduated from high school there. She married Milton D. Conant on January 24, 1953, in Lodgepole. Vi worked in retail while her children were young. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, playing board games, and treasured time spent with her family. Vi moved to Elkhart in 1995, and then to Arizona in 2013. She was a member of the First Church of God in Elkhart.
Survivors include her daughters, Marlene Hoskins and husband Gary of Peoria, Arizona, and Connie Barnett and husband Troy of Elkhart, Kansas; brothers, Kenneth Way and wife Donna, Mac Way and wife Ruth, and Clayton Way and wife Bernita all of Lodgepole, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Tonya Peterson and husband Craig, Nicky Black and husband Adam, Stacy Stroud and husband Bobby, Shawna Martinez and husband Lolo, and Amy Brillhart and husband Dusty; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Vi is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milton in 1995; grandson, Jason C. Barnett; great-grandson, Zalan K. Martinez; sister, Gloria Minshall; and two infant brothers.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 10:00 AM at the First Church of God in Elkhart, Kansas, with Pastor Denny Huebner officiating. Burial will follow at the Elkhart Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, March 30, 2018, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. The family requests memorials may be given to the First Church of God in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.