Barbara Y. Connor, 88, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Daviess County on August 19, 1931 to the late Jake & Minnie Frohlich Young. Barbara worked for General Electric, the Cigar Factory and went on to retire from Pinkerton where she worked in production. She was a member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary at the church. Barbara enjoyed saying the Rosary, going to mass every morning, collecting antiques and dolls, traveling, going to the boat to play penny machines, and watching University of Kentucky basketball. Along with her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her siblings, John Young, Martine Young Wilson, Catherine Young Booker, Jim Young, and Alberta Young Hall. Barbara is survived by her husband of 35 years, William Gilbert Connor; her daughter, Sally Ellis of Owensboro, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. Peter of Alcantara Church, with Father Fideles Levri G. H. M. officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, and again 9:00 am until the time of service Saturday at the church. Prayers will be 6:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Peter of Alcantara Building Fund; 81 Church Street; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Connor. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Barbara Connor at

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  1. So so sad to hear this. Gilbert and Sally, we are in Texas and won’t be able to attend the funeral. Know that you are in our prayers.

  2. Condolences to Gilbert, Sally, and family and friends. I’m out of town and cannot come to services or I would be there. God bless.

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