Conus Taylor, 83, Heyworth, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Friday (June 1, 2012) at Heritage Health Center, Bloomington. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Church of Heyworth, with a visitation starting at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Heyworth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Heyworth Ambulance Service, Randolph Township Fire Department or the United Church of Heyworth.

Conus was born June 13, 1928, in Butler County, Ky., son of Clemon and Ethel Felty Taylor. He married Marjorie Sutter 62 years ago on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1950. She survives.

Also surviving are his daughters, Carol (Dennis, deceased) Hanafin and Cheryl (Dan) Gebhardt, both of Heyworth; and son, Ron (Laurie) Taylor, Round Rock, Texas; eight grandchildren, Melinda (Mike) Decker, Bryan Hanafin, Darin (Mandy) Hanafin, Karen (Andy) Maharas, Jeannie (Jeremy) Mayfield, Marnie Gebhardt, and Blake and Ashley Taylor; 13 great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Wylie and Walker Hanafin, Briar Fish, Brody and Brayd Hanafin, Jahden Blanton, Braden and Trenton Decker, Kaylyne, Westin and Keatin Mayfield and Jolee Maharas.

Conus retired in 1991 after 42 years at Funk Seeds International. He was a member of the United Church of Heyworth, a 50-plus year member of the Decatur chapter Izaak Walton League and past member of the McLean Merry Mixers and Bloomington Circle 15 Square Dance clubs.

He loved watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and taking them camping. He took pride in being the groundskeeper at LaTeaDa Tearoom in Clinton and was known for being able to fix anything. 

Marge and family would like to thank the staff and doctors at OSF S. Joseph Hospital and Heritage Health Center for the excellent compassion and care extended to Conus and his family.

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