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Pearl Ilene Conway


Pearl Ilene Conway, 79, of Zanesfield, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

She was born in Peebles on Feb. 2, 1934, to the late John Arthur and Violet Setty Tolle.

On Aug. 13, 1949, she married Everett Conway in Maysville, Ky., and he preceded her in death July 2, 1993. She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Chester, Gary and John Tolle; two sisters, Shirley Tolle and Marie Hodge; and two grandchildren.

Surviving are four sons, Everett Eugene Conway and Jack Conway, both of Bellefontaine, Ronald Dale Conway of Zanesfield and Larry Wayne (Kelly) Conway of West Liberty; two daughters, Kathy Ilene (Chuck) Leese of Quincy and Sheila Dawn (Kirk) Kegg of Bellefontaine; a brother, Jimmy (Rose) Tolle of Peebles; sisters, Juanita Kelly of Piqua, Naomi (Paul) Snodgrass of Williamsburg, Eunice Burgess of Lynx, Janet (James) Browning of Batavia and Judy (Kevin) Rogers of West Union; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A member of the Zanesfield Community Chapel, Pearl was a loving mother, grandmother and was a child caregiver.

She was a community award winner because she loved to landscape and work in her yard. She also loved to watch and feed hummingbirds.

Pastor Keith Matthews officiates a funeral at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where visitation is two hours prior. Burial is in the Zanesfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charities of the donors’ choices.

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