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James Lee Conn

January 18, 1951 — October 12, 2023

It is with deep anguish and heavy hearts that we regret to inform you that our James Lee Conn, suddenly passed away Thursday, Oct 12th at OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital at 6:30P.M. Although he is gone away from this world, his Christ-like personhood left a beacon of light for all in his community.

James, fondly known as Jim, was born to Lester Harold Conn and Crystal G. Belbeck Conn, on January 18th, 1951 in Jackson, Michigan. Being raised on the farm, Jim was passionate about life and people. In his youth he was a talented athlete-- running track, part of the wrestling team, an avid skier, and football player. Was President of the ski club and an active member of 4-H. He graduated from Washtenaw Community College, worked for Chrysler, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and then later graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.However, while working at Ohio University, with his favorite gang of cooks, his greatest sense of purpose was being a follower of Christ, a Husband, and a Father. Jim would always extend friendship and hospitality to whomever he met-a kind word, a gentle touch, or a simple tap from the car horn. Jim enjoyed the company of others, to make them laugh or listen to their concerns. With each opportunity he shared a life application of how to go about their day or to say, "Let's Pray." A void is now left with each person he's met, for Jim positively impacted our community, and he will be truly missed. 

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."-Edith Wharton

Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Lucy, their daughter, Nicole and son-in-law, Pvt Santosh G.N. Rao. He is also survived by his sister, Crystal Conn Sainz and niece Angelita Sainz of Albuquerque, New Mexico. As well as eleven brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews in Malaysia, California, and Wisconsin.

Jim's family will host viewing hours at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct.18th from 4:00PM-7:00PM. 
Follow by, next day Funeral services on Thursday, Oct 19th at 11AM. 
Funeral Service is planned to be livestreamed, as well--please check the funeral home website on the day of services for further streaming instructions. James Conn will be laid to rest with his parents in Norvell Cemetery in Brooklyn, Michigan.

A fellowship meal will be hosted by the Athens Seventh-Day Adventist Church following the service, located across the street from Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home. Please feel welcomed to sign the online guestbook or leave a message of sympathy at www.hughesmoquinfuneralhome.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Lee Conn, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hughes Moquin Funeral Home

168 Morris Avenue, Athens, OH 45701

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hughes Moquin Funeral Home

168 Morris Avenue, Athens, OH 45701

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