Richard L. Conn

Richard L. Conn, 95, of Brookline, passed away Jan. 13, 2021. He was born Jan. 20, 1925 in Brookline, to Hubert and Dorothy (Lloyd) Conn. He graduated from Republic High School. In 1943, he joined the Navy and served his country proudly. He married Betty Jean Ferguson, and to this union, they were blessed with three children, Richard, Vivian and Delores. He worked as a boilermaker with Burlington Northern Railroad for many years. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Gate of the Temple Lodge in Springfield, and was as well a member of the American Legion. Conn was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Betty, son Richard Leland, his brothers Robert Conn and William Conn, and his sister Mary Ellen Stapp. He is survived by his daughters, Vivian (Danny) Lambert and Delores (Joe) Rushing, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, as well as host of nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 from at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. A private burial with military honors will take place at Missouri Veterans Cemetery.


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