Dustin Lee Conner

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Dustin Lee Conner, 48, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at Nevada Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Dustin was born on Dec. 29, 1971, in Barton County memorial hospital in Lamar, Mo., to Donnie and Roberta (Banes) Conner of Sheldon, Mo. Dustin grew up in Sheldon, Mo., and was a member of the Sheldon Methodist church. He graduated from Sheldon High School in 1990. During his athletic career there he was a standout athlete in basketball, baseball and track. After high school he attended Missouri Southern State University. He went on to work at Crane Plumbing for 14 years. He began his career at ADM in Deerfield, in 2007 as Material Handler and quickly moved up to Superintendent over Load-out and Crush/Extraction and currently held the position of Performance Excellence Practitioner out of Decatur, Ill.

He married the love of his life Lori on March 17, 2001. He spent the last 22 years of his life spending time with his wife, and his seven children. Dustin loved making big meals for his family, playing with his grandchildren, golfing, Chiefs football, Royals baseball, and playing Kingsfield.

Dustin is survived by his wife, Lori of almost 20 years; four daughters, Jordan Fasano (Mathew) Carthage, Mo., Hailey Bunton (Brian) Joplin, Mo., Erica Whitesell (Ace) Filley, Mo., and Courtney Cooper (Tyler) El Dorado Springs, Mo.; three sons, Robbie McCartney (Chelsey) Nevada, Mo., Jacob McCartney (Amber) Oronogo, Mo., and Alex Conner of the home; seven grandchildren, Reece (6), Mason (2), Charlotte (1), Aleah (5), Ava (3 months), Deric (1), and Bentlii (3); his mother, Roberta Bigelow, Sheldon, Mo.; two siblings Douglas Conner (Cindy), Liberty, Mo., and Angela Blixt (David) Harrisonville, Mo.; three stepsiblings, Rebecca Jones, Lamar, Mo., Christy Love, Nevada, Mo., and Ginger Beerbower, Fort Scott, Kan.; parents-in-law, Terry and Kathy Fleener, Bronaugh, Mo.; sister-in-law, Keri Yount (Korey) Bronaugh, Mo.; brother-in-law, Jason Fleener (Pam), Moundville, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Donnie Conner; and stepfather, Donald Bigelow.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Brian Bunton officiating. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

At this time there is no longer a statewide limitation on the number of people attending funerals or visitations, however those in attendance will be asked to maintain social distancing, and that people are welcome to and, indeed, are encouraged to wear face mask to protect themselves and others.

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