Carmen Lucille Conger Bohannon
Carmen Lucille Conger Bohannon passed peacefully early Sunday morning Oct. 8, with her family by her side. Cremation services will be held in Wagner, S.D., at a later date. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Heartland Hospice of Butler, Mo. Arrangements are entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) of Butler. Memories and messages of condolence may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Carmen was born to Patrick Henry and Ella Theresa (Kelly) Conger on Nov. 13, 1935, in Wagner, S.D. She married Steve ‘Bo’ Bohannon in the spring of 1961 and they moved to Butler, Mo., in 1965 where they raised their children. In 1983, they moved to Pahrump, Nev., and built a NAPA store and ran the store until retirement and moved back to Butler.
She was an ace pool player and the Betty Crocker of the family making fried chicken dinner, jello, deviled eggs and chocolate covered peanut butter Ritz cookies at Christmas time. She started quilting with the birth of her first great-grandchild and made over 20 beautiful quilts. She loved creating gorgeous potted flower arrangements and was known for her Nana-isms, the most famous of which was “this and that.”
During her life, she worked various jobs, but her most remembered and most cherished job was managing the flower shop in Nevada. She made many friends during this time and potted many flowers for her customers and friends and was known as “the Flower Lady.”
Carmen was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, one step-daughter, four grandsons and one granddaughter. She is survived by three sons, Dan (Shelly) Conger, Kelly Joe (Rhonda) Cooper and Rod (Ann) Bohannon; one daughter, Jackie (Mike) Richards; a special daughter-in-law, Marna Tucker; 12 grandchildren and 27 greatgrandchildren.
Nana will be greatly missed and may she be at peace as she dances in heaven to the tunes of Patsy Cline.