CAMBRIDGE — 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, Texas, while traveling home from wintering in Donna, Texas.
Edmond was born May 18, 1939, in Osborne, Kan., the son of Thad and Madonna (Wallace) Conway. He graduated from Osborne High School in Osborne, Kan. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. Edmond was united in marriage to Audrey K. Bailey Neirynck on May 16, 1987, in Davenport, Iowa. Edmond started his career as a welder for Johnson Sheet Works. He later then became the owner/operator of Buffalo Shore Marine in Buffalo, Iowa, 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, Iowa, 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 of Cambridge; two sons, Marc Conway of Coal Valley and Gary (Rebecca) Neirynck of Parker, Texas; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Maryanne (Ralph) Mayfield of Wichita, Kan., and Sharon (Jim) Cate of Howell, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles.
A funeral service celebrating his life was held March 31 at the Vandemore Funeral Homes, Ltd., Geneseo, with Pastor Galen Haegele and Pastor Charles Alligood officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, where military honors were accorded by Don Cherry VFW Post 5083.
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.