Gene Conner


October 5, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Gene Conner

Celebration of Life services with military honors for Danny Eugene “Gene” Conner, 65, Humboldt, will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 14, 2018, at Hunter Park, 806 South First St., Humboldt.

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

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

He enlisted in the United States Navy on Nov. 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 grandkids. 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, Calif.; they later divorced. He married Patricia Maree Morris on Dec. 29, 2000, in Iola. She survives of the home.

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

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and 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. Online condolences may be made at


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