Danny Eugene “Gene” Conner

Celebration of Life services with military honors for Danny Eugene “Gene” Conner, 65, Humboldt, will be 2 pm, Sunday, October 14th, 2018, at Restoration Fellowship Church 716 Bridge St. Humboldt, KS.

He was taken home to be with the lord Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola, KS.

Gene was born March 5, 1953 in Mattoon, Illinois, the son of Delmar “Bud” and Norma L. Neason Conner. He graduated from Mattoon High School.

He enlisted in the United States Navy on November 7, 1974 and served until July 6, 1981.

His love of God became his number one priority, he always said his greatest accomplishments were raising and loving his kids and grand kids. He enjoyed mowing his yard. In recent years he greatly enjoyed spending a quiet evening watching the beautiful hummingbirds. He met and established friendships throughout the years as a police officer. AutoZone was another enjoyable job for him. He was a die-hard Chicago Bears fan, the day he passed the Bears dominated the Buccaneers 48-10 “DA Bears”

Gene married Joan Elizabeth Rafferty on March 15, 1975 in Santa Cruz, CA, they later divorced. He married Patricia Maree Morris on December 29, 2000 in Iola, KS, she survives of the home.

Other survivors include his son, Danny Conner (Stacie), Chanute; daughters, Laurie Swiler (Bob), Erie, KS, Linda Stange, Grandview, MO, Judy Weide (Eric), Iola, KS, Kathy Sealy (Phillip), Grandview, MO, Tawni Conner (Robert), Gas, KS, Tobi Conner (Brandon), Humboldt, KS, Taray Davis (Christopher), Karigen Conner, of the home; Many grandchildren and great grandchildren who he loved dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, father-in-law David Morris.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Danny Eugene Conner Memorial Fund, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Mary Marti...

Our deepest condolences are with you and your family at this time… Praying for you. Love Sister Mary, Sister Shumate, Rosie, and Jenny

From Patricia...

My dearest love,
I’ve had so many wondrous, amazing laughs, talks, quiet times, and plans with you. I planned to grow old and you older together. I thank God that he gave me the love of my life as long as he did. We grew in Christ together. I will see you again at the gates. I know you and the rest of the family will be waiting for us all.
I love you Mister C.

From Carla Vosseller...

My deepest condolences!!!💔May his heart Soar in heaven!🍀✌😢💖

From Brandon...

He was a man of great faith. He will be greatly missed. I took to heart many of our talks and will remember the wisdom he shared. Praying for the family.
Brother, we will be there soon, whenever The Lord calls us home.

From Shaylene...

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and enjoyed talking to him at church. Prayers for the family

From Angel Liberty...

Cathy and family, my prayers and condolences go out to you and yours. May God bless you with peace and inner strength during this difficult time.

From Ashley...

Rip. You were an awesome person with a big heart. You made an impact in a lot of lives. I’m glad to have known you.

From jeff cleaver...

I will always remember the respect he had for the youth when i was growing up, when the answer was not to arrest you for the things we did, thanks for being a friend , and prayers to the family. Thanks Gene.

From Carolyn Davis...

Thank you for saving a wayward teen. I was blessed for knowing you. Prayers for your family.

From The Walkers...

Rest in peace good buddy! Never forgotten.

From Shanna Wilson...

My childhood is full of memories of our families growing up together-long road trips, many moves, lots of Eagles songs and tons of laughter. RIP Gene, may you find peace on the other side.

From Angel...

RIP Uncle Gene. My thoughts and prayers are with the family

From Emma...

My deepest condolences. May God surround you with love.

From Tracey Foster...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of mourning. He was a good father, husband and man. He will be missed 💔

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