During the summertime, Bill used to climb into his chest freezer to cool off. We warned him that it was dangerous but he said that he never let the lid close entirely. Bill loved the Lord and frequently handed out Christian literature to anyone who would take it.
William H. Conibear, 68, of Burlington, formerly of Morton, Illinois, died Friday, September 1, 2017, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. He was born August 21, 1949, in Peoria, Illinois, to William Grant and Mildred Genevieve Mennarey Conibear. He attended school in Eureka, Illinois and was a member of Grace Mennonite Church in Morton, Illinois. He was a construction laborer and a member of the Labor Union Local 231. He was especially proud of the fact that he did several mission trips; many during Katrina. He loved cars and the Chicago Bears. He is survived by one sister, Carolyn (Ken) Ditzman, of Burlington; nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside funeral services for his cremains will be held Saturday, September 16, at 10:00 am at Robert's Cemetery, 300 W. Jefferson, Morton, Illinois. Reverend Doug Habegger will officiate. A memorial has been established for his church. Elliott Chapel, New London is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting William's obituary at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.
Bill loved the Lord and rarely missed Bible Study or Church. We were thankful to have spent several years together in the same Bible study group. We loved you Bill and know that he is at peace with Jesus now.