Neil W. Conner

April 6, 2024

Neil W. Conner, 89, of Frankfort, Ind., passed away April 6, 2024 in his home.  He was born on November 9, 1934 in Frankfort to Harold W. and Rosa (Pearson) Conner.  He married Janet L. Tribbett on June 20, 1954 in the First United Methodist Church in Frankfort and she survives.

Neil was a 1953 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He worked as a civil engineer for Nickle Plate Railroad 1953-1969, Clinton County Surveyor 1981-1991, City Engineer – Building Inspector 1992-1997, Frankfort Board of Works (serving for two mayors) 1992-1999 & 2004-2008.  He was past president of the Indiana Surveyors Association and was on the board of directors of the Association of Indiana Counties.  He served on the first Utility Board of Frankfort and was a life member and served on the board of directors of the Clinton County Historical Society.  He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and, along with Rev. Darrell Parris, started the first television ministry Channel 3 in Frankfort.  Neil was a past member of the Frankfort Elks Club and a member on the Ritual Team for 7 years, serving as Leading Knight, Lecturing Knight, and Chaplain.  He was also active in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows where he served with the Cantons, the Grand Lodge, and as District Deputy Grand Master.  He was a 1963-1965 Scout Master of Troop 338.  Neil loved his family, their many sports and activities, friends, church, and serving his community in many ways.

Memorial donations may be made in Neil’s honor to the Clinton County Historical Society, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday April 12, 2024 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit from Noon until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.  Following cremation, there will be a Graveside Service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his Wife: Janet are his Son: Rick Conner of Frankfort; Daughter-in-law: Barbara Conner of Lebanon; Grandchildren: Amber (Dustin) Coonrod of Frankfort, Melinda (Ryan) Eli of Frankfort, Kristin (Aaron) Eli of Frankfort, Danielle Conner (Companion: Rhett Davis) of Lebanon, Valerie (Scott) Daughtery of Georgia, and Heather (Sean) Grant of Houston, Texas; 13 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren; Sister: Rosanna (Russell) Anderson of Frankfort; and Sister-in-law: Heidi Conner of Indianapolis.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, sons: Russ Conner and Michael Conner, daughter-in-law: Edie Conner, and brother: Phil Conner. 


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Neil W. Conner”

  1. Sandee Pickard April 9, 2024 at 10:07 am

    Was sorry to see that Neil had passed. I ran into Rhonda Walsh and we were talking about all the things we all did together. You and Neil and your boys. Fond memories. Sending prayers and hugs to you.

  2. Alysse Banks April 9, 2024 at 10:08 am

    I am so so sorry for the families loss. I will be unavailable to attend, but want you ALL to know I am thinking of you and praying for you. Neil was a great man!

  3. Tina Gish April 9, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    Neil was a classmate to my dad – Phil East. Neil and Janet lived next door to my dad and was so kind, thoughtful and sweet to him during his last couple of years. Neil had a heart of gold and was very special to so many people. I appreciate all of the different positions Neil held in town during his lifetime. He will be missed by all of his friends very much. If you look up the definition of an angel you would see Neil’s name listed. Thank You Neil for always being a good friend. Hugs and Prayers to your family during this tough time.

  4. Bill Tankersley April 10, 2024 at 12:09 am

    I remember Neil well. He was my old Scout Master for Troop 338. Neil and my dad worked together for the Nickle Plate RR out of the CloverLeaf office on Main Street where it crossed the tracks. Long gone. My condolences go out to Janet.

  5. Brian Wright April 11, 2024 at 9:33 am

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Neil. Great times with the Conner family at the 1st Baptist church. I remember Neil and Janet as my Sunday school teachers. I know Neil is with his Lord and Savior in his eternal home.

  6. Jerry and Nanci stinson April 14, 2024 at 7:24 am

    To the family Neil was a good guy sorry to see this all the hard work he put in to see a better world

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