William L. Conley

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William L. Conley

May 04, 1947 - March 13, 2019

William L. Conley William L. Conley, 71, of Clinton, passed away, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Mercy - Clinton.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 17, 2019, beginning at 4:00pm and will conclude with a 7:00pm prayer service at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory. A graveside service will be 11:00am, Monday, March 18, 2019 at Warren County Memorial Park - Monmouth, Illinois. Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Nance, Steven Nance, Austin Nance, William Jensen, Tyler Stivers, Robert Hennefent, and Patrick Hennefent. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting his obituary at www.snellzornig.com.
William Larry Conley was born on May 4, 1947 in Macomb, Illinois, the son of William and Frances (Daves) Conley. He was a 1965 graduate a Monmouth High School. He graduated from Monmouth College in 1969 an later received his masters from Western Illinois in 1976. He married Rebecca Hennefent on June 6, 1970 in Galesburg, Illinois.
Bill started his career in education in Keithsburg, Illinois teaching for seven years before moving to Clinton in 1976. He taught at Washington, Gateway, and Lyons Middle School before retiring 2007. In 2006 he and his wife started the Gazebo Antiques in downtown Lyons.
Bill was an avid bowler and a member of the 700 Club. He coached the bowling team for Clinton High School. He loved going to auctions, traveling, listening to country music and watching sports.
Bill is survived by his wife: Becky of Clinton; his children: Kimberly (David) Nance of Clinton, Kelly Jensen of Evans, Colorado, Patricia (Troy) Stivers of Clinton, and Timothy Conley of Clinton; seven grandchildren: Justin, Steven, and Austin Nance, Jazzlyn & William Jensen, and Kayla C0nley & Tyler Stivers. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved pets: Cross & Buddy.
Memorials can be made to a charity of the family's choice.
Published on March 15, 2019
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John Connolly
Mar 18, 2019
Hi Becky, saw Bill's information on FB. I want to wish you and your family my condolences. It has been a million years since we worked at Sears.
Margo Bousman
Mar 17, 2019
So sorry on the loss of Bill!!! Knew Bill from the Plaza Bowl!!! Nice guy!!! Hugs to all of You!!!
Martha Staton
Mar 17, 2019
Send heartfelt sympathy to all of Bill & Becky Conley’s Family and Friend’s. Bill’s presence will be immensely missed by everyone but emulating Bill on honoring the beliefs and work ethics that he lived by would definitely be a tribute to the love he gave to all his Family and Friends!
Lori A snyder
Mar 16, 2019
So sorry for everyone's loss! Sending my prayers and sympathy to his family and friend's.
Paula Blake
Mar 16, 2019
I worked at the bowling alley for 8 years always liked talking to Bill. So sorry for your loss.
David and Mary Rittierodt
Mar 15, 2019
Bill was a wonderful person and we are truly sorry for your great loss. Love and Hugs to all the family.
God Bless!