Edgar Merle Conley, age 93, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery St. Johns, MI. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021, 2-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel. A vigil service will be on Monday evening at 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Edgar was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 3, 1927, the son of Harry and Jessie (Payne) Conley. He graduated from Rodney B. High School with the class of 1945.
He married Marie Marcella Braun on June 22, 1949 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler, Michigan. She passed away on February 25, 2004. They were blessed with 55 years of marriage prior to her passing.
Edgar worked for Oldsmobile in Lansing for 33 years retiring in 1980. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, woodworking. His grandchildren were very important to him. One of his favorite things was going to Dershey's Cafe playing cards and on his way home he would enjoy his daily drive-by. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He is survived by his children: Deborah and Richard Irrer of Okemos, MI, Cheryl Heibeck of St. Johns, MI, Rebecca Woodhams of St. Johns, MI, James and Carol Fredrickson Conley of Auburn, CA, Kurt and Connie Conley of St. Johns, MI, and Kevin and Sharon Conley of St. Johns, MI. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Scott (Colleen), Sterling (Kalena) and Sean (Rebecca) Heibeck, Michael (Lisa), Dana (Kristin) Irrer, Matthew (Liz) Woodhams, Charron (Dave), Mason (Sam) Conley, Jessica (Jason), Nathan (Kate) Conley, Jordan (Vicari), Dustin (Franny), and Austen (Kirsten) Conley and 27 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, 2 sisters Pauline Conley and Arlene Smith.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson Foundation or Your local Hospice Program. The family would like to thank Edgar’s caregivers: Kim Makara and Jennifer Murdock. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.