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Conner, Jerold Terence “Jerry”

Conner, Jerold Terence “Jerry”

March 11, 1927 — March 24, 2022

Jerold “Jerry” Terence Conner

March 11, 1927 – March 24, 2022

Overland Park, KS

 

Jerry passed away peacefully at the age of 95 with family members present, joining his wife Phyllis Conner in heaven. Services will be held Friday, April 1, 2022 at Countryside Christian Church, 6101 Nall Ave, Mission, KS 66202. Visitation starts at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO 64138.

 

Jerry is survived by his three sons, Terry Conner (Darlene), Ken Conner (Jo), Brian Conner (Tammi), his favorite daughter Shannon Sevart (Eric), 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Conner, his brother, Al Conner, and parents, J. Theodore and Hazel Conner.

 

Jerry was a Fighting Viking at Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri. After graduation, the Army called him to service for WWII. When the war ended a couple of months later, he went to college and got a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Most of his career was with the United States Government working for the National Weather Service, IRS, OSHA (with a focus on grain elevator explosions), and the Department of Energy, working on the Strategic Oil Reserve in Beaumont, Texas.  Jerry loved camping and spending time with his family at their summer cabin at Lake Lotawana, where he kept a boat. The first one was a wooden sailboat, whose value was increased by placing inner tubes under its deck to keep it from sinking, then a small speedboat that the boys learned to ski behind. As the family grew, the size of the boats also grew too, leading to an 18-foot inboard/outboard and finally the current 21-foot Sea Ray. Jerry wanted to make sure that the following generations had something to ski behind.

 

Visitation will be 10AM, with services to follow at 11AM, Friday, April 1 at Countryside Christian Church, 6101 Nall Ave., Mission, Kansas; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Countryside Christian Church.

The service can be viewed at Countryside’s YouTube account.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC79r-RMiMpMchZQdsO_Yn2A/videos

Service Information

Visitation will be 10AM, with services to follow at 11AM, Friday, April 1 at Countryside Christian Church, 6101 Nall Ave., Mission, Kansas; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

The service can be viewed at Countryside’s YouTube account.   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC79r-RMiMpMchZQdsO_Yn2A/videos

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We have great memories of our families getting together. Raytown JC's, Church, lake and poker games. Prayers to the whole family.

Debbie Wasson-Dierking and Beverly Wasson-Russell

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