Nebraska Authors

Clarence McConkey

Born 1925-07-17

Died 2017-09-15
Central City, NE (USA)

The author worked as a pastor both in Nebraska and the Republic of Panama. He was also an enthusiastic amateur archaeologist. His book on cancer was inspired by his wife's struggle with the disease, ending with her death in Panama in 1973. A Burden and an Ache addresses the African-American experience in Omaha, Nebraska.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Central City, NE
Republic of Panama

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Editorial; Health; Cancer; Race Relations--Omaha, Nebraska


Pastor with the United Methodist Church
College level teaching


When Cancer Comes. 1974.
A Burden and an Ache. 1970.

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