Miles Dwaine Connour, 79 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 6:11 A.M. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Mattoon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Mattoon, IL.
Graveside services will be held at 5:30 P.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the Arcola Cemetery. Pastor Matt McGregor will officiate. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Miles was born on October 31, 1939 in Hindsboro, IL. He was a son of Miles Vee and Gladys (Golliday) Connour. He married Sharon A. Boatz on March 22, 1968 in Charleston, IL. She passed away on July 18, 2018.
Survivors include two children, Deanna Shockey and her husband Doug and Tammy Connour all of Mattoon, IL; three grandsons, Miles Scott Connour and his wife Danielle of Charleston, IL, Richard “RJ” Connour and Christopher Shockey both of Mattoon, IL; four great-grandchildren, Miles Liam Connour of Charleston, IL, Erma Shuey, Levi Connour-Shuey and Clinton Connour-Shuey all of Mattoon, IL and two sisters, Audrey Darling of Arizona and Dorothy Kortum of Montana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and several siblings.
Miles was an Army Veteran.
He had worked for Brown Shoe Company, farmed and worked at the Hindsboro Water Department for several years. Miles also worked at Bulk Tech in Arcola, and for the city of Arcola Park District and retired in 2017.