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Obits > Steward Conyne 1952

Sssterling/RF Daily Gazette, Dec. 3, 1952


LYNDON - Steward CONYNE passed away about 10:30 p.m. yesterday in the Round Grove nursing home. He had been there for some time.

A former Lyndon man, he was the son of Charles and Lenora Austin CONYNE. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lola SHARP of Lyndon. Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Garner Mortuary chapel in Prophetstown. Burial will be in Lyndon cemetery.

Daily Gazette
Dec. 10, 1952 (pg 4; 5-6)



Stuard Riley Conyne, was born on a farm 1 1/2 miles north of Lyndon on Nov. 4, 1868.

He passed away at the Whiteside nursing home on Dec. 2, 1952.

His parents were Charles L and Lenora Austen CONYNE, pioneer settlers.

He attended the Lyndon school while his parents lived on the farm. When they retired he lived in Lyndon. He attended the Lyndon Methodist church of which his parents were charter members.

After his marriage to Mrs. Nellie ANDERSON they lived in Rock Falls. An only child, Robert, was killed in a tractor accident a number of years ago.

He is survived by a sister. Mrs. Lola SHARP, of Lyndon. Preceding him were his parents, a sister, Ida May and two brothers, Martin D. and John H. He leaves the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Mabel GAFFEY and Dewitt CONYNE, Sterling; Mrs. Ruth ALLEN, Lyndon; Fay H. CONYNE, Hinsdale; John H. CONYNE, St. Louis; Mrs. Mary NICKERSON, Canton, Ill.

Funeral services were held at the Gardner chapel, Prophetstown, Friday afternoon, Dec. 5 at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. F. CHASTEEN conducted the funeral sermon. Burial was in the Lyndon cemetery.

Pallbearers were nephews: Roy GAFFEY, Fay CONYNE, Henry RICK, Frank ALLEN, Dewitt CONYNE, and Francis ALLEN, a great-nephew.

During his long illness Mr. CONYNE was a patient suffere. For months before his passing he became totally blind. He was studious and quiet. Many friends and relatives will miss him.


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