DODGE CITY – Clarence E. McConnaughy, 69, died July 9 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City. Born Oct. 8, 1942 in Great Bend, he was the son of Clarence E. McConnaughy Jr. and Martha (Kutnick) McConnaughy. He was a graduate of Fort Hays State University. On Oct. 14, 1961, he married Marsha Hoge in Great Bend. A resident of Dodge City since 1966 moving from Great Bend, he worked for Skaggs, George-Nielson Motors and Dodge City International.
Mr. McConnaughy was active in Boy Scouts and was a lifetime Girl Scout, and a swim teacher and lifeguard for the Dodge City YMCA. He also enjoyed going to the Jamboree at Fort Dodge.
Survivors include his wife, Marsha; son, Kyle McConnaughy and wife Kerry (Wallington) McConnaughy of Omaha, Neb.; a brother Jess McConnaughy of Great Bend; a sister, LaRea Cravens and husband Art of Great Bend; and three grandchildren, Connor, Corey and Kelsey McConnaughy. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Denum, Ralph and Gene Suenram; and a sister Colleen McCurdy.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel in Dodge City with the Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the chapel. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend, Kansas. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association both in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel*
1901 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 11, 2012