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March 01, 2024

Barbara Conner Kite

Barbara Conner Kite

Barbara Conner Kite, 84, of Statesville, died Monday, August 12, 2019 at the home of her daughter, Karen.

She was born September 10, 1934, in Thomasville, and was a daughter of the late L. L. Conner and Sadie Conner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a twin brother, Lester Dean Conner, who lived one day.

She was a woman of strong faith and devotion to her family. She loved the Lord and served him faithfully from the days of her youth. She lived a courageous life. She was an inspiration to her family through her unwavering faith and strength. She never met a stranger and those who truly knew her loved her. She had many things in life she loved, but always family first.

She graduated in 1955 from Lenoir Rhyne College with a major in religious studies and music and that is where she met the love of her life, William Jackson Kite, Jr., who died March 22, 2019. They were married on March 1, 1955 and were married 64 years.

She was the choir director and sang with the choir for 14 plus years at Reformation Lutheran Church in Taylorsville. She joined the Spirit Of Joy Lutheran Church in Weddington, where she was a member for five plus years. She also worked along side her husband in sales for many years.

Survivors include her children, Karen Kite Cline (Clayton), William Lindon Kite, Christopher Lee Kite, Barbara Renee Kite Feimster (Bruce), and Lester Dean Kite (Melissa). Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Additionally, a brother, Paul Bryan Conner, survives.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday at Reformation Lutheran Church in Taylorsville with Pastor Ed Thomas and Pastor Craig Simon officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at Nicholson Funeral Home from 7:30 until 9:00 p.m.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to

For those who prefer, memorials may be given to Hospice & Palliative Care Of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

1 Comment

  1. Dick and Susan Dayton on August 26, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    We just today heard the news that your Mom and Dad are together once again. your parents were so kind to us when we first moved to Taylorsville from Newtown , Ct in 1961. We loved them and are so sorry we lost touch through the years. You children and grandchildren had and still have the best parents. We know how much they loved you all..

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