June 23, 1918 - July 31, 2013 MUSTANG Kenneth Carl Conine, 95, passed away July 31, 2013, in Mustang, OK with his daughter and son-in-law by his side. He was born June 23, 1918, in Lenora, OK to Julia (Joy) and George Conine. He married Caroline Gunn on February 8, 1941, in Tulsa. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army 76th Field Artillery and participated in the campaigns of Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe. After he returned from the war, they decided to settle in Tulsa. He was a longtime Funeral Director for Tulsa Whisenhunt and Moore Funeral Homes. He retired in 1989, and they moved to Bethany to be near their daughter and her family. Kenneth and Caroline enjoyed traveling, especially Las Vegas. They traveled all over the country and often took the grandkids along to share in the experience. They were married for 63 years until Caroline's death in July 2004. He was a member of Portland Avenue Baptist Church and loved being the door greeter every Sunday. Kenneth is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Steve Emberton, of Mustang; grandsons: Chris Tobey, of Alma, AR; and Greg Tobey, of Cedar Park, TX; granddaughter, Susan Emberton, of Norman; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Tyler Tobey, of Burnet, TX; and many nieces and nephews that he loved very much. Preceding him in death were three brothers and two sisters. We want to thank Larry Frellick for being such a good friend, also, Valir Hospice for their loving care. A celebration of his life will be held in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, August 6, at 2 p.m. at Portland Avenue Baptist Church, 1301 N. Portland; and in Tulsa, OK at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 7 at Moore Eastlawn Funeral, 1908 S. Memorial, with Walter Millican officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 4, 2013