CASEY, IL – John D. Conley, age 93 of Casey, Illinois and formerly of Westfield, Illinois, passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 while at his Newton Care Center residence. A private Memorial Graveside Service was held for his family on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston. Those wishing to honor John with a charitable gift may do so to Shriners Hospitals for Children and mail in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
John was born May 24, 1927 in Westfield, Illinois to the late Lyman and Lucy (Welch) Conley. His marriage to Ruby Jean Osborn on September 19, 1959 was the beginning of a marriage and friendship which lasted 54 years prior to her death on October 22, 2013. John is survived by several nieces and nephews including two who were near and dear to his heart; a nephew, Marc and Pam Winters of Quincy, Illinois and a niece, Sherry (Winters) Callahan of Casey, Illinois. Also surviving is a great nephew, John and Ashley Winters, also of Quincy, a great niece, Jeana (Callahan) and Kevin Sherry and their son Rory Sherry of Mahomet, Illinois. Other nieces and nephews and their families include Olive Evans, Bill Lee, Ford Conley and Allison Conley. In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Lee and a brother, George Conley.
John faithfully served his country with the United States Navy during World War II. He was employed with Marathon Oil Company in Martinsville, Illinois for many years. He was a member of Casey United Methodist Church, the Westfield Masonic Lodge #1046 A.F. & A.M., was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Valley of Danville Scottish Rite and a member of the Clark County and Crawford County Shriners.
John was quite the storyteller and held the interest of all those listening. He was extremely social and enjoyed a cup of coffee or an afternoon on the golf course with friends. John was a wonderful father figure to Marc and Sherry and was like a grandfather to John and Jeana. He was dearly loved, will be truly missed, and will never be forgotten.
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