William E. "Gene" Conner (64) of Effingham

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Published on September 5 2012 2:48 pm

William E. “Gene” Conner, 64, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday,
September 4, 2012, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2012, at Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham, with Dr. Roger Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Funkhouser Cemetery, rural Effingham. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com  The family requests memorials may be given to the family.

Gene was born on July 21, 1948, in Effingham, IL, the son of Woodrow “Woody” and Betty (Bartimus) Conner.  Gene worked and was a past member of Laborers’ International Union of North America.

Gene is survived by his brother, David Woodrow Conner of Effingham; sister, Mildred Maxine Conner of Stewardson; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Conner of Stewardson; nieces, Cheryl L. Longwell, Sherri L. (Jason) Flack, Bettyann Conner; nephews, Terry E. “Bub” Longwell, David E. Conner, Vince R. Conner; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Glen Ray Conner.