Charles M. Conklin, 86, Independence, IA, died Sunday, January 20, 2013.
He served as Fire Chief in Independence for 27 years, and had served as president of the Iowa Firefighters Assoc., and International Fire Chiefs Assoc. (Missouri Division).
Survivors include his wife, Audrey of Independence; five daughters, two sons, 17 grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren, and one brother, Carroll (Marian) Conklin of Independence. He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Jeffrey Conklin and granddaughter, Audrey Fitzgerald.
Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White Funeral Home, and an hour before services Thursday at the church, all in Independence.
Memorials will be directed to the Iowa Fire Fighters Association Memorial in Coralville, IA, and other charities.
Online condolences made at www.White-MtHope.com