August 14, 1933 - July 18, 2019
Hugh James Conerty, Jr., 85, of Decatur, IL passed away July 18, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL. Hugh was born August 14, 1933 in Urbana, IL, the son of, Hugh James and Mary Helen (Henry) Conerty, Sr. He married Judy Kibler on August 11, 1956 in Urbana, IL. Hugh was a veteran of the US Army. After his military service he pursued a lifelong career in the insurance industry last serving as a commercial underwriter for Kemper Insurance. Hugh was a member of Saints James and Patrick Parish. He was a member of the Civil War Round Table and enjoyed coaching youth baseball teams and served as treasurer for Decatur Pride softball team. He enjoyed sporting events and was an avid Cardinal, Bears and Illini fan. Surviving are his spouse, Judy; children, Terri Joslin (Terrell) of Girard, IL, Dr. Debra Bergman Rouch (Dr. Dale Rouch) of Carmel, IN, Keith James Conerty of Palm Harbor, FL, Lisa Wallace of Long Creek Township, IL, Susan Taylor of Decatur, IL, Brian Conerty of Decatur, IL; siblings, John Conerty (Joanne) of Champaign, IL, Cleta Conerty of Champaign, IL; grandchildren, Tara Asheg, Joshua Joslin, Tyler Joslin, Rachel Yanson, Evan Bergman, Marissa, Samuel, and Alexis Wallace, Jennifer and Justin Taylor , Dylan and Rainee Conerty; and 17 great grandchildren and one on the way. Hugh was preceded in death by his parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held, 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 30, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM Monday, July 29, 2019 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials: St. Jude’s Hospital or Saints James and Patrick Parish. Hugh’s family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. William Franklin, Dr. Desi Dennis and the ICU Staff of Decatur Memorial Hospital. Condolences may be left to Hugh’s family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
Hugh James Conerty, Jr., 85, of Decatur, IL passed away July 18, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL. Hugh was born August 14, 1933 in Urbana, IL, the son of, Hugh James and Mary Helen (Henry) Conerty, Sr. He married Judy Kibler... View Obituary & Service Information
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