Delphia M. (Claiborne) McConnellJuly 1, 1922 ~ September 28, 2019 (age 97)
Graveside Services for Delphia M. McConnell, 97, Norfolk, will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Alma Cemetery in Alma, NE. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at Home for Funerals on Norfolk Avenue. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McConnell passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Delphia Marie was born on July 1, 1922 in Holdenville, Oklahoma to her parents Elijah J. and Carrie (Robertson) Claiborne. She grew up near Holdenville and graduated from Holdenville High School in 1939. She received a B.S. degree from Oklahoma A & M College (now Oklahoma State University) in 1944 and did additional study at Oklahoma A & M and Wayne State College. She taught school in Kellyville, OK, Franklin, NE and Wayne, NE.
Delphia married Dean McConnell on June 1, 1946 in Franklin, NE. The couple lived in Huntley, NE until 1953, in Franklin until 1957, in Wayne until 1963 when they moved to Norfolk. To this union, two children were born, Deanna and Donna Sue.
In Norfolk, she worked for Dale Electronics for 15 years before retiring in 1986.
Delphia is survived by her two daughters Deanna Kruger and Donna Sue Swonger, six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, and a sister-in-law Clarice Claiborne.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean, parents, sister Fontella, brother Keith and son-in-law Lawrence Kruger.