Thomas R. Conn, 79, Topeka, KS, died Wed., Jan. 16, 2013, at Midland Hospice House. He was born Dec. 20, 1933, at Bandon, OR, the only child of Earl M. and Helen R. (Bowman) Conn. He graduated from Cottage Grove Union High School (Oregon) and served in the U.S. Air Force from May, 1955 to Aug., 1964.
In 1995, Tom retired from Kansas Power & Light (Weststar Energy). He was a member of University United Methodist Church, 90th SRW, Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (life member), Boy Scout Troop 10 of Topeka, Thomas Jefferson Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, Capitol Post # 1 of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 4319 (Past President & former State Officer), Topeka Genealogical Society, and Shawnee County Historical Society.
Tom was married to Kay J. Horton on April 9, 1961, at Kansas Avenue Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife: Kay J. Conn of the home; son: Brian (Amy) Conn of Topeka; daughter: Deborah (Robert) Huckstep of Topeka; 2 granddaughters: Tara Bartley and Kellie Huckstep; 3 step-grandchildren; and 5 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM, Mon., Jan. 21, 2013, at University United Methodist Church. Interment in Rochester Cemetery. Tom laid in state after 3:00 PM, Sun., at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka, where the family received friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to University United Methodist Church, 1621 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66604 or Midland Hospice, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606-2800. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on January 17, 2013
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