Myrna Conant


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January 24th

Myrna Jester Conant, 90, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2018 at Lake City Place,
Warsaw, Indiana. Her first grandchild, Andrew Tynan was by her side, as well as her
thoughtful and gentle caregivers.
Myrna was born September 8, 1927 to Lela (Cox) and Ernest (Bud) Jester in Gila,
Illinois. She was a graduate of Newman (Illinois) High School. During World War II, she
became a registered nurse through the U.S. Nurse Cadet program at Lakeview Hospital in
Danville, Illinois.
In 1948, she married John Conant, who preceded her in death in 2000. They were the
parents of four children Nancy (Joe) Tynan, Mary Jo (Chip) McCarthy, Patricia Conant,
and Tom Conant. Their grandchildren are Andrew (Suzanne) Tynan, Sam (Bridget)
Tynan, Jessica (deceased, Jeff) Schwindenhammer, Parker (Kim) McCarthy, Anne Marie
(Brian) Timm, Tyler Conant. Myrna and John were great-grandparents to Luke, Maggie
and Grace Tynan, Max Tynan and Lenox McCarthy
In her professional career, Myrna was a member of the Riverview Hospital (Noblesville,
Indiana) Board of Directors, a cardiac surgical nurse, a visiting nurse and nursing home
administrator. She also worked for the Indiana Blood Bank.
Myrna was a vital and beloved member of the extensive Jester family. She was also an
energetic and gifted quilter and gardener, as well as a famously formidable card player.
Her humor and steadfastness will be missed by all who knew her.
Private services were held for the family. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to
The Salvation Army, or to The Watershed Foundation, c/o Lake City Bank, P.O. Box
1671, Warsaw, IN 46581


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