Edmond M. Conway, 74, of rural Cambridge, passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, TX, while traveling home from wintering in Donna, TX. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 am on Monday at Vandemore Funeral Homes, Ltd., Geneseo. Pastor Galen Haegele and Pastor Charles Alligood will both officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, where Military Honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post # 5083. A visitation for Edmond will be held from 2-5 pm on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials for Edmond may be directed to the Edmond Conway Memorial Fund, to be distributed to his church and the hospitals that cared for him and his family.
Edmond was born on May 18, 1939 in Osborne, KS, the son of Thad and Madonna (Wallace) Conway. He graduated from Osborne High School in Osborne, Kansas. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. Edmond was united in marriage to Audrey K. Bailey Neirynck on May 16, 1987 in Davenport, IA. Edmond started his career as a welder for Johnson Sheet Works. He later then became the owner/operator of Buffalo Shore Marine in Buffalo, IA, which he operated for a number of years. After selling that business he became a salesman for Chuck Marine and LMI Equipment tractor dealership. After retiring he had started a professional lawn care and landscaping business.
He is a member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Davenport, IA, and while wintering in Texas they attended Grace Baptist Church in Alamo. He was a member of the NRA. Edmond was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling all over the country in their RV as well as wintering in Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey; a daughter: Angie (Dave) Charlet, Cambridge, IL; sons: Marc Conway, Coal Valley, Gary (Rebecca) Neirynck, Parker, TX; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; sisters: Maryanne (Ralph) Mayfield, Wichita, KS, Sharon (Jim) Cate, Howell, OK.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Charles.