Ada O. Naser


September 25, 1920 - July 18, 2010




Ada O. Conner was the only child proudly born on Sept. 25, 1920, to Earl Jackson and Edna Kathleen (Edgerton) Conner in Sanborn County, SD. She graduated from Plano Consolidated High School in 1938 and attended Dakota Wesleyan University for music education. She earned a two-year teaching degree in 1940; in addition, while continuing to teach music and raise a farm family, she completed a bachelor’s degree in 1970.

Ada married Seth Harold Naser on April 18, 1942, and to this union two children, Ada JoAnne and Richard Harold were born.   She taught in Colome, SD, and Mitchellville, IA, while Harold served in WWII. In 1945 they took up residence on a farm in Fairview Township in Hanson County and they moved to a farm near Fulton in Plano Township in 1950.

Music was at the forefront of her life, playing piano and violin, as well as being a music educator for many students in Plano, Farmer, Letcher and Hanson public schools. She was a Director and member of the Mitchell Sweet Adeline’s, and directed numerous church choirs and cantatas throughout the years.  As a pianist and organist, she entertained for many at the Farwell Methodist Church and Fulton United Methodist Church, as well as for weddings and special events.  Her favorite times included singing to, playing piano and baking for her grandchildren.  Her laughter and voice could be recognized by all and was particularly happy when involved in her family’s lives.

She is survived by two children, JoAnne and husband, Howard Hillman, Sioux Falls, SD and Richard Harold Naser, Fulton, SD; five grandchildren: Rhonda (Hillman) and husband, Robert Nitschelm of Kalispell, MT, Brad Hillman and wife, Carmen of Baltic, Richard Naser, Jr. and wife, Rebecca of Sioux Falls, Shannon Naser and wife, Shelly of Sioux Falls and Heather (Naser) and husband, Shane Summers of West Branson, MO; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold in 1992, and her daughter-in-law, Sharol.


A Memorial Fund has been established.



Wednesday, July 21, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, July 22, 2010
11:00 AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3801 East 26th Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Thursday, July 22, 2010 ~ 2:30 PM
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Sheila Paulus on July 21, 2010
Ada was a great music teacher - inspired me to play the trombone - Had a great band at Plano in the early 60's Many fond memories. Sheila (Peta) Paulus
Posted by Debra H. Hall Grapevine, Texas on July 21, 2010
Tell me about the funeral for Ada. What wonderful memories I have of her.
Posted by Denise Mills on July 20, 2010
Richard, JoAnne & Family,
Your Mother was such a wonderful woman, her hole life was lived for her children and Grandchildren. She said many times how she wished Harold hadn't miss out on so much of the great grandchildren. She loved it when her family was all together. She will be very missed by all who knew her.May God give you strength and peace. You are in our Prayers
Posted by Randy Sabers on July 20, 2010
Richard, JoAnne & family..
I always enjoyed "grannie Naser" i think that goes without saying.. what a wonderful lady she was and that voice, it is without wonder where JoAnne, Rhonda, and i'm guessing the rest, got it from! You have our deepest sympathies and I'm sure you've already given thought to her being in a much better place.. But it still hurts not knowing that conversation you had over the years, may not have an answer you can hear..but its there, trust me i have one quite often!
Take care and i hope God gives you the strength to get through these difficult times!
Randy Sabers & family
Posted by Christie Ellison on July 20, 2010
Richard, JoAnne and families,
We will all miss your mom. I spent several minutes talking with her at mom's prayer service. Aunt Ada was an amazing, classy lady. And a great music teacher! All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Christie, Jeff and Megan
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