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Ralph Theodore Conner
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1904
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 29, 1991
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Genevieve V. "Jean" Torris. Son of Charles Edward Conner and Celia Mae George


Chariton, Iowa
Tuesday, June 11, 1991


Ralph Theodore Conner, son of Charles and Celia George Conner, was born Jan. 27, 1904, in Lucas County, Iowa and passed away at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines May 29, 1991 after complications from surgery.

After spending his youth in Derby and graduating from high school in Humeston, his career in business management moved him to a position in Pittsburgh, Pa. There he met Jean Torris and they were joined in marriage July 23, 1934. To this union were born four children, Ralph Conner of Derby, Kathy Willits of Russell and two babies who died in infancy.

Several years later they moved back to Iowa and located in Derby where he was a local businessman. The Conner Café and Jones milk route were among his jobs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Cloyd, and sister Marvel, and his two infant children.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jean Conner of Derby; son Ralph Conner Jr. and wife Jean of Derby; daughter Kathy Willits and husband Bob of Russell; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister Leila Conner of Chariton; a brother Glen Conner of Indianola; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Fr. Bernard Gottner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Friday, May 31. Music was provided by Colene Reynolds. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Chariton. Casket bearers were Bob Conner, Tom Nielsen, Pearl Teater, Paul Willits, Steve McNace and Roger Jackson.
Family links: 
  Charles E. Conner (1872 - 1960)
  Celia M. George Conner (1874 - 1953)
  Genevieve V. Torris Conner (1912 - 1994)*
  Ralph Theodore Conner (1904 - 1991)
  Leila E. Conner (1907 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Skip
Record added: Oct 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98702655
Ralph Theodore Conner
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Ralph Theodore Conner
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 Added: Jan. 12, 2015

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