Dennie D. Conley, 95, Stuart, Fla, passed away quietly in the company of family, Oct. 4, 2018. A former resident of Warsaw, a south Florida seasonal resident since 1975 and eventually a permanent Stuart resident since 2014.
Born to Dennie and Eliza Conley, Bonanza, Ky. he was the youngest of five siblings, William, Clyde, Earl and Pauline, all deceased.
On Jan. 19, 1946, in Silver Lake, he married Margaret Weirick, together they raised two children Susan Cole, Stuart, Fla; and David Conley, Carmel. He leaves nine nieces and nephews.
Conley possessed a talent we all envy, the ability to resolve a dispute, disappointment or failure and cause the bearer to leave with genuine happy enthusiasm. It was simply contagious in his company. A talent that served him well in his many businesses.
A true entrepreneur, he built the Conley Oil Corp., a northern Indiana retail and wholesale petroleum products business, and engaged in numerous other successful business ventures from an automobile sales business, to cattle and land development.
Successfully retiring at an early age of 47, he and Margaret traveled extensively but never lost his penchant for investments.
In addition to the many family gatherings, he had time for hobbies from piloting his own plane to his love of playing music and deeply enjoyed teaching others to play guitars and ukuleles. His loves ranged from family, business, and music to chocolate.
Conley lived a life full of joy and fun because he was one of the rare ones who knew no strangers, loved competition and treated both with respect and candor.
“What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us,” Helen Keller
At his request, no service will be held.