Thomas R. “Tom” Conn, 79, of Topeka, Kansas died Jan. 16, 2013, at Midland Hospice House.
He was born Dec. 20, 1933 at Bandon, Ore., the only child of Earl M. and Helen R. (Bowman) Conn.
He graduated from Cottage Grove Union High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from May, 1955 to Aug., 1964. In 1995, Tom retired from Kansas Power & Light (Weststar Energy).
Tom was married to Kay J. Horton on April 9, 1961 at Kansas Avenue Methodist Church.
He was a member of University United Methodist Church, 90th SRW, Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (life member), Boy Scout Troop 10 of Topeka, Thomas Jefferson Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, Capitol Post # 1 of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 4319 (Past President & former State Officer), Topeka Genealogical Society, and Shawnee County Historical Society.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Brian Conn and wife, Amy, a daughter, Deborah Huckstep and husband, Robert, all of Topeka, two granddaughters, three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 21, 2013 at University United Methodist Church. Interment was in Rochester Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to University United Methodist Church, 1621 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66604 or Midland Hospice, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606-2800. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.