Miles S. McConkey (1950 - 2018)

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Miles S. McConkey, 67, of Brownstown, passed away suddenly at his home at 1:44 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown, with the Revs. Tom Fedrigon and Jim Dann officiating. Burial will be in Sidener Cemetery in rural St. Elmo. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at the church. Memorials: Donor's choice. Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mr. McConkey was born on Thursday, Aug. 29, 1950, in St. Elmo, the son of Paul Leon and Lola Rene (Beck) McConkey. He married Brenda K. Wright on April 4, 1971, in St. Elmo.
Miles was the Wheatland Township road commissioner. He attended Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown and was a member of the St. Peter Sportsman's Club.
He is survived by his wife of more than 47 years; sons, Matthew K. (Kathy) McConkey of Brownstown, Joseph M. McConkey of Brownstown and Shae A. McConkey and fiancée Kelsey Vincent of Beecher City; brothers, Paul (Doris) McConkey of Brownstown, and Alan McConkey of Brownstown; sister, Janet (Lowell) Hunsaker of St. Elmo; brother-in-law, Terry Jones of St. Elmo; and grandchildren, Honora, Isla, Iona, Harlan and Coy McConkey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jay McConkey; and sisters, Linda (Don) Koehler, and Diana Jones.
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Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
College & North
Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from June 5 to June 13, 2018