George H. Conner Jr., 82, of Jensen Beach, Fla., passed away at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Blair Ridge Health Campus in Peru, Ind.
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He was born in Brownstown on July 16, 1930, the son of George H. and Mary Ethel Ball Conner Sr. George married Sue Clark in Jasper on Dec. 28, 1952, and she survives.
George graduated from Brownstown High School in 1948, received his bachelor's degree in education from Indiana State University and his master's degree in administration from Indiana University. He moved to Peru in 1965 as principal of Central Elementary School and later became the administrative assistant to the superintendent of Peru Community Schools until his retirement in 1990.
George was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Stuart, Fla., a life member of Peru Maennchor, a member of Circus City Festival Inc., Indiana Historical Society, Grissom Air Force Community Council and Brownstown Masonic Lodge. He participated in numerous Ole Olson productions and was a former member of the Miami County YMCA Board of Directors.
Surviving in addition to his wife of almost 60 years, Sue, are his children, Cindy Watson and her husband, Steve, of Peru, Andy Conner and his wife, Sandy, of Zionsville, Tim Conner and his wife, Barbara, of Peru, and Tom Conner and his wife, Cindy, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and grandchildren, Matt Feller and his wife, Andrea, Ian Watson, Quentin Watson, Kelsey Conner, Clark Conner, Lauren Conner, Zachary Conner and Abigayle Conner.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald and Merle Conner.
Family and friends will gather from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Eikenberry Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main Street, Peru. There will be a Masonic service at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown, with the Rev. Doug Pogue officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to Circus City Festival Inc., Ole Olson or Hope Hospice.
Published in Tribune from Dec. 3 to Dec. 7, 2012