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William A. Conroy - June 19, 2014


William Aloysius Conroy, age 93, of Ozark, Mo., passed away Friday, June 13, 2014. He was born May 5, 1921 in Emington, Ill., the son of William Edward Conroy and Mabel Elizabeth (Fraher) Conroy.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. On May 7, 1947 he and Dorothy Agnes Larkin were united in marriage.
Mr. Conroy was employed as a grain merchandiser before retirement. He lived in Illinois and in Nebraska before coming to the Ozarks. Throughout his life he was active in the Catholic Church.
Mr. Conroy loved his family and spending time with them. He also enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Dorothy; three children, Dennis Conroy of Kissee Mills, Mo., Mary Conroy of Ozark, and Dottie Conroy of Ozark; a grandchild Rachael Conroy of Warrensburg, Mo.; sister Rita Kelly of Bloomington, Ill.; and brother Don Conroy and wife Donna of Monmouth, Ill.
Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant brother Arthur.
A memorial mass was held on June 17 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Ozark, with Father J. Fergus Monaghan officiating. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.