Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 1, 2013

James 'Jim' E. Conn

Nov. 25, 1936 - Jan. 31, 2013


— James “Jim” E. Conn, 76, Kokomo, passed away at 6:28 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Waterford Place Healthcare Center in Kokomo.

Born on Nov. 25, 1936, in Royal Center, he was the son of the late Don Conn Sr. and Geraldine (Chapman) Conn. On Sept. 3, 1954, he married June Nicoll, and she survives.

He was a 1954 Royal Center High School graduate. Jim was a retired farmer. He also had been employed as a bus driver at Walt Disney World in Orlando, where he retired in 2009.

He was a member of Baptist Christian Church in Royal Center and was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include his wife, June Conn, Kokomo; son, James J. Conn (Chris), Remington; daughters, Chandra Collins (Steve) of Kokomo, Marsha Morphet of Logansport, Angela Douglass (Neil) of Kewanna and Cindy McIntire (Norman) of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Don “Oss” Conn Jr. of Royal Center. Jim is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by grandson, Jason Conn, and sister, Rebecca Raymer.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center, with Pastor Dirk Raderstorf officiating. Burial will be at Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to www.ransfuneralhomes.com.