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James Francis Conny

August 11, 1947 — December 16, 2021

James F. Conny, 74, of Sebring passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born in Sebring on August 11, 1947 the son of the late James and Kathryn E. (Lannon) Conny. James was a graduate of Sebring McKinley High School and worked as a retail manager. In school James was involved in many things he started early playing Hot Stove at the age of seven and continued to play baseball through adulthood, he was a four year varsity letter winner in High School Football. After school he served in the US Air Force and eventually married the love of his life on November 14, 1980 Heidi J. (Shrefler). He enjoyed listening to all types of music as well as avid bowler, watching the Cleveland Browns and a follower of the University of Notre Dame.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years Heidi Jean Conny, four children; Andrea Lynn Conny, James Anthony Conny, Ashley Marie Conny and Christan ReNae (Marcus) Smith. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren; Sean M. Stanley, Reilley Blouin, Adysen Moore, Braylon Smith, Landon Saville, Kyleigh Smith, Amelia Vosine, his sister-in-law Holly Strefler and his god daughter Roseanna Redfern. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his step-mother Donna (Heestand) Conny.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring with Pastor David Betzner officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Monday, December 27th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and the hour prior to the service on Tuesday from 10:00 Am to 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring, Ohio. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home. (330) 938-2526.

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