Martha Mildred Conness, 74, Neosho, died at 9:07 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, following an illness.Mrs. Conness was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Joplin and was a lifelong area resident. She worked as office manager of a dry cleaners and retired in 1990.She married Lee V.Conness on Feb. 2, 1957, in Miami, Okla. He survives.Additional survivors include a daughter, Paula Bennett, West Point, Miss.; a son, George Conness, Neosho; one brother, Gillbet Turner, Neosho; three sisters, Helen Turner, Shirley Snider and Georgia Green, all of Neosho; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Myrna Marble officiating. Burial will be in the Kenney Cemetery, Nesoho.Friends may call from noon until 5 p.m. today.Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.