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Joseph H. Conaway

Nov 22, 2013

Joseph H. Conaway, 79, Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Henry County Health Center.

Open visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be held Monday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Barker Cemetery in Scotland County, Mo. In lieu of flowers and memorials, the family requests prayers from their friends. Online condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.

Born Feb. 25, 1934, in Downing, Mo., he was the son of Hubert Richard and Madeline Augusta (Peterson) Conaway. He was a 1952 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. He enlisted in the Navy Reserves for two years, and then went on to active duty during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Norfolk, Va., and served mostly in the Mediterranean region. On Sept. 19, 1954, he married Donna Johnson at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant.

After his military service, he operated the Conaway Service Station. Later, he farmed for Gilbert Sherman, sold fertilizer for the Standard Oil Company and sold seed corn for Dan McAllister and the Ramy Seed Company of Minnesota. He owned his own semi-trailer truck and drove for Warren Transport.

He enjoyed working on his farm and spending time outdoors. He was a member of the Salem Stub Coffee Club and was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include his wife of Mt. Pleasant; and a sister, Janice (Donald) Boyer of Oakville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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