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Trenton, IL 62293

John L. Conley


  Visitation:  Thursday, December 28, 2006      4:00-6:00 PM
                     First United Methodist Church, Trenton

 Thursday, December 28, 2006      6:00 PM
                     First United Methodist Church, Trenton



John Landis Conley, 65, of Trenton, died Sunday, December 24, 2006 at his home.

He was born March 4, 1941 in DeRidder, Louisiana, son of Mancel and Carrie Conley, and they both preceded him in death.

He married Margaret Ann Cooley March 26, 1959 in Bon Weir, Texas, and she survives in Trenton.

Other survivors include a daughter, Kaylynn (Don) Strieker of Monroe, Ohio; a son, Michael (Sybil) Conley of Trenton; three grandchildren, Chase Strieker of Monroe, Ohio, and Miranda and Zoë Conley of Trenton; a sister, Mary Lynn Wiley of Sulphur, Louisiana; nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mr. Conley was retired from the United States Air Force, where he earned the rank of Colonel (declined) and from Koch Candy Company in Trenton, where he was the general manager. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1963 with a degree in mathematics education, and earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Meteorology from Texas A & M University in 1971.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and was awarded the bronze star for valor above and beyond the call of duty, along with numerous other wartime medals and commendations. He was a member of Trenton American Legion Post 778 and Trenton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7983. He was past president of the board of directors at First United Methodist Church, Trenton, and former lay leader. He was a past president of the Trenton Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Trenton Library Board, charter president of the Trenton Industrial Commission, and a member and past president of the South Central Transit District in Centralia.

Mr. Conley’s remains were cremated in keeping with his and his family’s wishes. 

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Trenton. A memorial service will begin at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Western Clinton County Senior Services, Trenton Library Board, Trenton Police Department Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, or Trenton Park Boosters, and will be accepted through Moss Funeral Home.



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