Emma Clotene Conley was born on October 30, 1931, in Paintsville, to Hurschel and Blanche VanHoose.  She passed from this life on July 3, 2016, in Somerset.


Clotene is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bruce W. Conley, whom she married on November 22, 1952, in Paintsville; her two daughters, Pat (and husband, Jesse) McCoy, and Linda Merritt; three grandchildren, Melissa (and husband, Bert) Goodyear, Erin (and husband, Jamie) Dunaway, and Kyle McCoy (and fiance, Jessica Burton); great-grandchildren, Peyton Dunaway and Parker Dunaway (who is due July 21st); step-grandchildren, Blake Burton and Mason Burton; three sisters, Pearlene Stambaugh, Joanne (and husband, William) Burchett and Bonita (and husband, Danny) Daniels; two brothers, M.J. (and wife, Joann) VanHoose, and David (and wife, Joyce) VanHoose; along with a host of other family members and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Paul, Bobbie and Kinnith VanHoose.


Clotene was a member of Denham Street Baptist Church since 1973, and was a faithful member until her illness.  She was employed by Rose’s Department Store for 32 years, working in their housewares department.  She enjoyed people, keeping up with her friends by phone, and sitting on her porch.  Clotene loved to watch her great-grandchild play.


Visitation will be Tuesday, July 5, 2016, after 6:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., at Denham Street Baptist Church, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until funeral service time. Bro. Jesse McCoy, Bro. Jeff Griffith and Bro. David Muse will officiate the funeral service.  Musical selections will be provided by the Denham Street Baptist Church choir.  Burial will be in Southern Oaks Cemetery.


Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.