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Edward Conover

May 31, 1941 — January 21, 2022

Van Wert

Ed Conover, 80, of Van Wert, passed away on January 21, 2022 at Vancrest of Van Wert. He was born on May 31, 1941, in Rahway, NJ, to the late George Conover and Charlotte (Coffil) Conover. On August 05, 1966, he married the love of his life, Jo Loeloff. Together they shared 55 years of marriage.

In 1965, Ed earned his Bachelors Degree from Aurora College in Aurora, IL and began his career working in purchasing at RCA in Indianapolis. From there he moved to Van Wert in 1974 and began working for Aeroquip, eventually becoming a purchasing manager. After retiring from Aeroquip in 1985, Ed owned and operated 4'J until 1992. Ed then was a counselor at Starr Commonwealth from 1992 until 1996 and worked at CHP invocational training.

Ed was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as both a Deacon and Trustee. Ed also was a Sunday school superintendent and assistant Cub Master of Pack 35. He served as coordinator of the Appleseed Ridge Girl Scout Council and was a horse advisor for 4-H.

In his free time, Ed enjoyed gardening, working with stained-glass and reading.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Conover of Van Wert; daughters: Kim (Michael Bickett) Norris of Lexington, KY; Jill (Ian) Skinner of Winchester, KY; as well as grandchildren: Alec and Austin.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his brother, George Conover.

No public services will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ed`s memory may be sent to Van Wert Humane Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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