Robert R. Conness Jr., 59, WaKeeney, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at his home.

He was born May 17, 1955, in WaKeeney to Robert Russell and Anna Ruth (Gorsky) Conness. He was a 1973 graduate of Trego Community High School, earned a bachelor's degree from Fort Hays State University in education, and his master's degree from Emporia State in rehabilitation counseling.

He married Elaine Ann Harms on Sept. 22, 1979. He worked for Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services in vocational rehabilitation.

Survivors include his wife, of the family home; two sons, Ian and Sean, both of the family home; and a brother, Dave Conness, WaKeeney.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WaKeeney; inurnment in WaKeeney City Cemetery.

A wake service and visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Hope Lodge or Hospice Services Inc. in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672.

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