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MACOMB - Conley Wayne Bainter, 81, of Macomb passed away at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 11, 1933, in Macomb, Ill., to Harold Dwain and Alice Lucille Grace (Derry) Bainter. He married Donna Jean Hollister on June 27, 1954. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Debra (Robert) Danner and Lori (Craig) Waterstreet, both of Macomb, and Cristine (John) Purdy of Colchester; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Shirley Ann Sturek.

He graduated from Macomb High School in 1951 and Western Illinois University in 1958, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts Education.

Conley was a licensed plumber and steamfitter. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union 579 and Steamfitters Union 353. He taught Apprenticeship Training School for Local Pipefitters & Plumbers Union 579, Canton/Macomb Unit for 15 years. He was employed at Hollister Plumbing & Heating for 43 years, where he was the owner for 10 years until he retired in 1998.

He was a member of B.P.O.E. Elks No. 1009 for 60 years and was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Macomb, serving as a trustee, elder and deacon, as well as serving on many various committees during his 55-year membership.

He was an avid Cubs fan.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 in the Medium Tank Battalion and as a medic in Fort Hood, Texas.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The Rev. Kelly Ingersoll will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with military rites.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Property Fund or the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Fund.

Please sign guest book or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.


Published in Peoria Journal Star from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2014
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