Ronald Conn Sr.

Ronald "Runt" Conn, Sr.

MANSFIELD: Ronald E. "Runt" Conn, Sr., 63, of Mansfield died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Samaritan Regional Health System in Ashland. He was born February 23, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Betty Jane Van Riper Conn and Billie Conn, Jr.

Known affectionately as "Runt", he retired from General Motors where he worked in the shipping, receiving and quality control departments. He was a member of the Moose and was passionate about dancing. Runt loved horses, watching NASCAR and cooking. His family was most important to him and he enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Pam Adkins Conn; three children, Carrie (Rich) Hartman of Akron, Ron (Kelly) Conn, Jr. of Shelby, Bill Conn of Mansfield; a stepdaughter, Taylor Adkins of Cardington; a stepson, Mickey Wallace of Mansfield; twelve grandchildren; a brother, Donald Conn of Mansfield; two nephews, Paul N. Conn and Andrew V. Conn; and a niece, Charity S. Conn Moore.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 4, 2014 in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service conducted by Pastor Phil Green will be held in the funeral home Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon will follow.

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Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
100 S Lexington-Springmill Rd Ontario, OH 44906
(419) 529-2323

Published in the News Journal from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2014