Gordon L. Conway

  • BORN: March 25, 1933
  • DIED: January 3, 2018
  • LOCATION: Onawa, Iowa

Gordon L. Conway, 84, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, with Pastor Michael Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Onawa Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Navy, the David McNeill American Legion Post #129 of Onawa, and the Monona County VFW Post #2694. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday, January 5, 2018, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M., at the Rush Family Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.

Gordon Lee Conway was born on March 25, 1933, in Onawa, the son of Reed and Goldie (Hollingsworth) Conway. He graduated from the Onawa High School in 1951. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy on March 18, 1952, and served until his honorable discharge on December 13, 1957.

Gordon married Hisako Mori on November 2, 1955, at the American Consulate in Fukuoka, Japan. They made their home in Onawa, where Gordon worked as a fuel truck operator for Stangel Brothers.

He enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Westerns. He also enjoyed listening to music.

He was a lifetime member of the Monona County VFW Post #2694. He was also a member of the David McNeill American Legion Post #129 of Onawa, and of the First Christian Church in Onawa.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Jane Ramsey of Onawa, IA; his daughter, Maria Conway of Onawa, IA; and his son, Morri and wife Brenda Conway of Whiting, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reed and Goldie Conway; his wife, Hisako Conway in 1986; three brothers, Earl Conway, Dale Conway, and Howard "Pap" Conway; and three sisters, Helen Ritchison, Evelyn Sarff-Butcher, and Olive "Maggie" Kirk.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com


“ Many great memories from when we were growing up, we will miss you Gordy! ”

Posted by: Ronald Collison - Rowley, IA

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