|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1913|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1991|
ATHENS, IL - Raymond C. Conklin, 77, of 31 County Lake Estates, Athens, Illinois, formerly of Easton, died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 1991, at St. John's Hopsital in Springfield, Illinois.
Born November 6, 1913 in Kilbourne, Illinois to Leslie and Flossie Ade Conklin, he married Rosalie Ringhouse on June 17, 1976. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John of Murrayville and David of New Berlin, two daughters, Linda Conklin of Easton and Melanie Blane of Mason City, two step daughters, Sandy Pottorf of Peoria and Tina Kern of Springfield and five grandchildren.
Other survivors are two stepgrandchildgren, seven sisters, Blanche Wahlfeld of Forest City, Evelyn Williamson of West Allis, Wisconsin, Nina Patrick of Bath, Floye Hughes of Kilbourne, Daisy Emmons of Alton, June Emmons of Cottage Hills and Patsy Kramer of Bloomington, four brothers, Lloyd of Havana, Homer of Rhineland, Wisconsin, Donald of Kilbourne and James of Petersburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Harold, and one sister, Winifred.
Mr. Conklin was a school teacher for 39 years in rural Mason, Kilbourne, San Jose and Easton. He was appointed superintendant of the Easton Unit in 1951 and served until retiring in 1974, during which time he also served as president of the Peoria Division of the Illinois Education Association, member of the board of the Tazewell-Mason Special Education Unit, charter member of the Easton Optimist club, a founder and active member of Illinois Association for Local Control of Schools and was active in many other associations related to education. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Easton.
He was an Army veteran of World War II in the Pacific Theatre, holding the rank of staff sergeant. He received the Bronze Star for leading a reconnaissance party behind the Japanese lines.
Services were held Sunday, April 7, 1991 at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana. The Rev. Jill Johnson-Scott officiated. Burial was in Easton Cemetery in Easton with military rites by Havana Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6408.
Memorials may be made to Athens Basic Life Support or his church.
Leslie Ray Conklin (1892 - 1960)
Flossie Charlotte Ade Conklin (1892 - 1971)
Helen Irene Simpson Conklin (1916 - 2000)*
Rosalie Jean Ringhouse Conklin (1931 - 2014)*
Blanche Margaret Conklin Wahlfeld (1910 - 1996)*
Evelyn Mae Conklin Williamson (1911 - 2012)*
Raymond Coridon Conklin (1913 - 1991)
Winifred Elinor Conklin Conklin (1916 - 1975)*
Lloyd Edward Conklin (1918 - 2007)*
Nina Fae Conklin Patrick (1920 - 2010)*
Floye Berneda Conklin Hughes (1922 - 2006)*
Homer Charles Conklin (1923 - 1999)*
Daisy Maxine Conklin Emmons (1925 - 2014)*
June Eileen Conklin Emmons (1926 - 2005)*
Harold Alva Conklin (1927 - 1976)*
Donald Wayne Conklin (1930 - 2000)*
S SGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Jun 17, 2009
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