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Remembering Forest Grove Student Vera Conner

DSC_8535 adj Vera ConnerFourth Wall Films filmmaker Tammy Rundle and former Forest Grove one-room school student Vera Conner get ready to roll camera on her interview.

We mourn the loss of Vera Conner, a delightful former one-room school student of Forest Grove No. 5. She was a breath of fresh air to talk to on camera about her fond and clear memories of her country school days at Forest Grove.

"There's just something about a one-room schoolhouse, "she shared during her interview. "It was a part of my life, so it's very important to me," 

Vera appears in Fourth Wall Films' Emmy Award-winning "Remembering Forest Grove" which shows exclusively at Forest Grove School No. 5 in Bettendorf, Iowa. She also appears in the feature-length documentary "Resurrecting Forest Grove" which will premiere on the Putnam Museum and Science Center's Giant Screen September 23rd.

We will pay tribute to Vera that special day, and to all of those important people who kept Forest Grove's memories alive.

Our deepest condolences go out to Vera's beloved family and friends. 

We include Vera's obituary here.


Vera A Conner
May 24, 1937 - January 16, 2023

A Celebration of life luncheon will be held January 28th from 11 to 2 at Spring Village Apts, 3320 Spring Street, Davenport, in the community room. Memorials may be made to the family for a headstone for Vera.

Vera worked as legal secretary and later as a transcriptionist for Urological Associates, retiring in 1999. She enjoyed crafts, making reborn dolls and making cards.

She is survived by her children, Tracy (Rick) Fielder, Becky (Jeff) Wierenga, Curt (Andi) Conner; 17 grandchildren; and multiple great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 2 sons; her sister; and parents.


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