Ipava Teacher, Paul Connour, Dies At Home

Paul H. Connour, 55, a teacher at V.I.T. High School, died at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 1979, at his home in Ipava.

He taught at the high school 30 years, and was also a coach there for several years.

During the summer months for the past several years, he worked as an insurance adjuster for Production Credit Association.

A graduate of Griggsville High School and Millikin University in 1949, he received his master's degree from Western Illinois University. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of the Ipava United Presbyterian Church and the Ipava Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Connour was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Lake City, a son of Victor and Sophia Hamm Connour. He married Jean Ekiss on Feb. 1, 1948, in Springfield. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sexton of Ipava; two sons, Randy of Neenah, Wis. and Marty of Macomb; one daughter, Mrs. Cindy Tingley of Athens; two granddaughters; one brother, Don of Decatur; three step-brothers, Dr. Robert Sexton of Silver City, N.M., William Sexton of LaHarpe and Dr. Phillip Sexton of Monmouth.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church in Ipava with Rev. Gary Hardesty officiating. Burial was in the Ipava Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to V.I.T. Schools and left at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava or at the Table Grove State Bank.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/13/1979


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