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Jimmy L. Conaway, 65, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on November 6, 2020 at North Kansas City Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Raytown, Missouri. LIVE STREAM LINK: JIMMY CONAWAY
Mr. Conaway was born on June 12, 1955 in Heidelberg, Germany to James and Betty (Ingram) Conaway. Jimmy grew up in a Christian home. He attended church at Sheffield Family Life Center as well as being a volunteer in the nursery. Jimmy was compassionate about having Christian faith. Not only for himself, but for his family and grandchildren as will. He had a heart of gold. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help just about anyone, whether they asked or not. He was extremely loyal and most definitely the backbone of his family.
Jimmy graduated from Raytown South High School and continued his education at Longview Community College where he received his Associates in Arts degree. He finalized his education at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. He worked at numerous high schools in the Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas area as a teacher and coach. Jimmy also worked at the Kansas City Star and Independence Examiner as a free lance sports writer and journalist. He spent his final days working at Ruskin High School as a coach and at KVC Nites as a behavioral health technician.
Jimmy’s career was his pride and joy. He most definitely lived his life to the fullest. He will be ever so greatly missed in our lives, yet is presence still exists in our hearts as memories of him will never fade away.
He was preceded in death by his father, James L. Conaway and mother, Betty L. Conaway.
Survivors include is daughter, Karen E. Conaway; girlfriend, Venessa Harris; ex-wife, Sally A. Rush; and grandchildren, Karissa L. Brandenburg, Kain L. Brandenburg, Kaycee M. Grado, Karina M. Conaway, and King R. Conaway.