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Kenneth Franklin Conn, Sr., 84, of Middletown, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Miller's Merry Manor in Middletown.
He was born in Middletown, April 26, 1933, the son of Ted and Lenna Mae Hodson Conn.
He was a toolmaker at Delco Remy for more than 46 years and retired in July of 1997. He was a graduate of Middletown High School, Class of 1951, as well as the General Motors Apprentice School.
He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 216 of Middletown, UAW Local 662 of Anderson, VFW #266 of Anderson, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and was a 50-year member of the Middletown Masonic Lodge #271. He attended the Middletown United Methodist Church and served in the Air Force Reserve at Grissom Air Force Base. He received several awards and medals of service. He served during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary Ann Williams Conn; son, Butch (Rise') Conn, of Shirley; daughter, Dawn (Marcus) Turner, of Muncie; granddaughter, Lacy (Branson) Shirk, of Yorktown; granddaughter, Ashley (Zach) Grounds, of Pendleton great-granddaughter, Ridley Anabelle Shirk; great-grandsons, Treywick Ashton Shirk and Boone Robert Grownd; and brother, Bille (Jeanne) Conn, of Florida.
He was preceded by his parents, Ted and Lenna Mae Conn, and a brother, Bob.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown. Burial will follow at Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Middletown.
Friends may call from noon until the time of the services on Tuesday.
Online guestbook at www.ballardandsons.com
Published on February 18, 2018
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