September 18, 2003

(2/6/1924 - 9/12/2003)

Rev. Dorsey G. Conn, 79, of Queen City, MO, died September 12, 2003, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO.

He was born February 6, 1924, in Allendale, MO to Chancel and Sarah Marie Sowards Conn.

He attended school in Maryville, MO. Dorsey served in World War II as Corporal in U.S. Army in Rhineland, Central Europe, and Ardennes. He was awarded four Bronze Stars for the above campaigns. He also received the Good Conduct Medal and a Purple Heart after serving his term in the U.S. Army. He received an Honorable Discharge on December 16, 1945.

He was united in marriage to Wilda Geraldine Clark on August 3, 1946 in Troy, KS and to this union was born three children.

He became an ordained minister in 1958 with the Southern Assemblies of God. He served as an Evangelist ministering in churches, auditoriums, tents, brush arbors, covered wagons, and on horseback as a circuit-riding preacher. He retired from the ministry in the year 2000. He enjoyed outdoor activities and spending time riding horses.

He is survived by his wife, Wilda of Queen City, MO; a son, Gail E. Conn of Shelbina, MO; two daughters, Ginger G. Henley and husband, Rev. Glen Henley of St. Joseph, MO, and Gwanda K. Squires and husband, Rev. John Squires of Tulsa, OK.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Delmar Conn of Maryville, MO; one sister, Beatrice Harville and husband, Donald of Tarkio, MO, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Denzel Conn; one great-grandson, Michael Henley; and his parents.

Memorials may be made to the Dorsey G. Conn Memorial and may left at or mailed to the Memphis Funeral Home, 378 S. Market St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home in Memphis, MO with the Reverend Fred Baker presiding. Vocalists will be Paul and Marsha Burton. Burial will follow in the Queen City Cemetery with full military honors by the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post 4958 VFW. Casket bearers will be Charlie Lay, Jerry Hays, Daryl Dunay, Roger Dixon, Tom Davis, and Jason Wentworth. Honorary casket bearer will be Robert Lee Howe. Memphis Funeral Home in Memphis, MO is in charge of arrangements.

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