Roy G. "Pete" Conrow, of Duenweg, Mo., passed away the morning of June 6, 2018 at his home. Pete was born August 20, 1925 to William and Lola Conrow, in Jasper County, Mo.
He married Betty Nell Pim on July 6, 1946. She passed away in 1975. Pete then married Leona (Longstreet) Petty on January 1, 1982. She passed away April 14, 2017.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater. Pete retired from Atlas Powder Company in 1982.
Pete was active in the Duenweg community. He served on the school board, was Boy Scout Master, coached youth baseball, was instrumental in starting the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Duenweg Baptist Church.
He loved gardening, woodworking, the St. Louis Cardinals and old western movies. His biggest smile came when family, friends, and especially when any of his 80 grand or great-grandkids, came to visit.
He is survived by his brothers, Charles and Johnny; his sister, Emma Lou Poe; his children, Debbie Rhodes and her husband, John, Jeanne Forbes, Dennis Conrow and his wife, Kathy, Linda James and her husband, Larry, Mary Sloan and her husband, Steve, Ann Patrick and her husband, Glen, Deana Couch, Arthur Petty and his wife, Kathy, Marcia Petty, Laura Mills, Julia Fehring and her husband, David; son-in-law, Roger Mullin; 80 grand and great-grand kids; numerus nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to his wives, Pete was preceded in death by a brother Billy; sisters, Eula Maye Hulsey, Betty King; his parents; a daughter, Alice Mullin; sons-in-law, Gary Crouch, Larry Mills; his in-laws, Ben and Edith Pim; sisters-in-law, Ruth Conrow, JoAnn Conrow, Thelma Pim; brothers-in-law, David Poe, Dean King, Ben J. Pim, Claude Hulsey.
The family would like to thank Lynn, Toni, Rebecca and Debbie, special ladies who helped us care for Dad. Thanks also goes out to our church families, friends and relatives who have been supportive to Dad and all of us.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, at the Duenweg (Mo.) First Baptist, the family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday evening at the church.
The family has requested contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Duenweg, in care of the mortuary.
Published on June 13, 2018