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James F. Conway, Jr.

James F. "Jim" Conway, Jr., 56, passed away on Friday, April 23, at Reid Hospital.

He was born November 21, 1953 in Fort Knox, Kentucky to James F., Sr. and Mary Jo Strong Conway. He was involved at Green Acres and later at Achieva Resources during his life and was currently living independently in a group home. The challenges in his life and his determination to overcome adversity were cause for people to examine how easy their own problems really are when compared to others.

Jim enjoyed working on the family farm when his abilities permitted. He remained an avid fisherman all of his life.

Jim will be missed by his mother, Mary Jo Conway, of Richmond; son, Micah Therrian, of Florida brother and sister-in-law, Michael Sr. and Katherine Conway, of Lynn; sister, Virginia Nicely, of Lexington, Kentucky; maternal grandmother, Lorene Strong, of Fountain City; nieces, Stephanie and Kimberley Keys and Jessica Schalk; nephew, Bob Conway; aunt, Shirley Murray, of Webster; uncles, John Conway and Charlie Conway, both of Fountain City; several cousins and his special friends and caregivers, Carl Bowen and Emily Jarvis.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, James F. Conway, Sr. and nephew, Michael "Mikey" Conway, Jr.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Achieva Resources, 800 Mendleson Drive, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

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We will miss Jimmy it is a terrible thing and we really cared for him. We really hate it that we could not get there for the funeral. Sorry Mom.

Sue and Steven Apr 27 2010 12:00 AM

Jim will be missed by the many people who grew to know him. He faced his illness with the strength and dignity many could not. Jim was just a character and a lot of fun to be around. I will miss the stories about his time living on the farm. My prayers to his family and friends.

Amy Hersey Apr 25 2010 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss Mike and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers! He sounds like he is a great guy. He will be a special angel!

Karen McNew Elder Apr 25 2010 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, I worked at Eagle Trace when Jim was there. He really loved his family and would always talk about when he worked on the farm and drove a semi. Jim fought a good fight may he rest in peace.

Vanessa Hawkins Apr 24 2010 12:00 AM

I met Jim over 8 years ago and knew from the beginning there was something special about Jim. Jim has the biggest heart, always wanting to do for others. Jim faced and overcame so many health issues,while others would of gave up,Jim not only kept fighting, he never once complained. Jim has always had a special place in my heart. Jim loved life and just being around him made bad days good again. I miss you Jim. Emily "Emberly" Jarvis

Emily Jarvis Apr 24 2010 12:00 AM

My condolences in Jimmy's, as I knew him as a kid, death. We went to school together there in Fountain City.

Brent Hendrix Apr 24 2010 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy,,,he was a very good friend to me and my friend Jane Owens.He will be greatly missed

Carol Mann Apr 24 2010 12:00 AM