Rick Eugene Conley

December 22, 1961 - April 4, 2020

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Rick E. Conley, 58, of Cable, Ohio passed away Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at home surrounded by family after a courageous two year battle with esophageal cancer. He was born December 22, 1961 in Urbana, Ohio. The son of the late James S. Conley and Donna F. Trimby of Urbana. On July 12, 1980 he married his high school sweetheart, Susan K. Winner, in Terre Haute, Ohio. They've been married for more than 39 years.
He graduated from Urbana High School in 1980. He retired from Honda of America in Marysville as an engineering coordinator after more than 35 years. He was a member of both the Moose and the Eagles at Indian Lake, Ohio. Rick enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams The Ohio State Buckeyes, Oakland Raiders and Columbus Blue Jackets which he and Susan were season ticket holders for many years. Rick loved to travel and had been to numerous countries and several states. He spent years traveling for Honda, but his favorite destinations were the ones spent with his wife.
He is survived by his wife Susan, his daughter Heather (Matthew)Smith of Columbus, Ohio and sons Nicholas(Katie)Conley of Urbana, Ohio and Matthew(Brittney)Conley also of Urbana, Ohio. Also surviving are his granddaughters Sydney Conley and Emerie Conley; his mother-in-law, Jeanie (Robert) Girardi; his brother-in-law, Brad (Jackie) Winner as well as several nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father James, his father-in-law John "Jack" Winner, his maternal grandparents Frank and Verna Trimby, and his paternal grandparents Willie and Jennie Conley.
Rick will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and former coworkers.
Due to COVID-19 the family will have a private burial in Woodstock Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers: Nicholas Conley, Matthew Conley, Matthew Smith, Trevor Winner, Bradley Winner, & Cole Winner.
Memorial contributions may be made in Rick's name to the Champaign County Cancer Association P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or Barely Used Pets, 844 Jackson Hill Road, Urbana, Ohio 43078, where he adopted his dog Zoie last year.
Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Ginny Stanley - Apr 13, 2020
Dear Susan, I am so sorry to read of Rick's passing. I pray for comfort and courage for you and your family. I have fond memories of yours and Rick's kindness when I moved next door to you. I only wish I could do more to help you.
Brandon & Nikki Yohey - Apr 11, 2020
We are so sorry. Sending you all the love in the world during this difficult time.
Dean Biddle - Apr 10, 2020
Rick will be missed greatly. He was a good friend and it always brightened my day when I ran into him.
Jane Collins Brown - Apr 10, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to Susan and the family. I went to school with both Rick and Susan, and enjoyed seeing them at the Indian Lake Moose. Rest in Peace Rick!
RJ & Becky Domyanich - Apr 9, 2020
Conley family, we met Rick in the paint Dept. at Honda. We can not say enough positive and humbling words to express our gratitude for Rick. If there were any one associate that we had full confidence and appreciation for it was Rick. Please know he will be greatly missed and how humble he is even in heaven🙏
Angela L - Apr 9, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the family. RIH Rick.
Doug snider - Apr 9, 2020
Sorry fir your loss. Honda retiree 36 years Marysville /elp/Anna plant
Chris Knox - Apr 8, 2020
To big Rick, my American friend! It was a pleasure to have worked with you during our NA IQS audits. Your knowledge and sense of humour will be greatly missed. I would like to extend my heart felt condolences to your family, friends and coworkers. Wishing you peace in heaven. Your Canadian friend, Chris
Ron Williams - Apr 8, 2020
So sorry to here about Rick. Prayers for the family. We worked together in MAP PA New Model Group.
Roger Maxton - Apr 8, 2020
Sorry for your loss. I knew Rick from Honda and from bowling with his sons
Todd Stoddart - Apr 8, 2020
So sorry to hear this. I also had the privilege to work with Rick through Honda’s - North American IQS activities. He was a gracious host when events were held in Ohio, and a knowledgeable and personable guest when he came to Honda of Canada and when I travelled with him to Honda in Alabama. Will always remember his love for the Blue Jackets, as we still conversed regularly when they played The Leafs. My wife & I, and I know many members of Canada's IQS Team are saddened by this news, and send our heartfelt condolences to all Ricks family & friends in Ohio. Todd Stoddart 🇨🇦
Toi Harri - Apr 8, 2020
Gone but Never Forgotten, he lives on in your minds and heart. So sorry for your loss.
Ian Black - Apr 8, 2020
This is very sad for me, Rick was such an inspiration to me. He had so much knowledge and his sense of Humour used to keep me motivated and in spec. I first met Rick on a NA IQS audit through Honda I will miss him dearly Our deepest condolences to Rick's family and loved ones Go Blue Jackets Go!
Ian Black - Apr 8, 2020
This is very sad for me, Rick was such an inspiration to me. He had so much knowledge and his sense of Humour used to keep me motivated and in spec. I first met Rick on a NA IQS audit through Honda I will miss him dearly Our deepest condolences to Rick's family and loved ones Go Blue Jackets Go!
Angela manning - Apr 8, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Phil and Lisa McEvoy - Apr 8, 2020
Phil and I are so sorry for your loss. We pray for God's comfort during this time for you and you entire family. Phil and Lisa McEvoy
Robert Weikle - Apr 8, 2020
I worked with Rick in many different projects at Honda. Always nice guy and so easy to talk to,!we shared many interests over years at Honda. God Bless Ricks family may the Lord wrap his arms around them giving them comfort in this time of . God Bless my friend.
Jerry Pullins - Apr 8, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss..I was friends with Rick and worked with him in different capacities over the years. He was always smiling, always positive and just an absolute great person, and I feel fortunate to have known him. My thoughts and best wishes go out to Ricks' Friends and Family.
Scott Jessee - Apr 7, 2020
I worked with Rick a few years. He was a great mentor. I’m sorry for the family’s loss.
Carolyn Cox - Apr 7, 2020
So sorry! I didn’t know Rick but my husband Buddy Cox (deceased) used to work on railroad with Jim and my sonTimmy Coleman passed away 2 years ago at the age 56 Donna knows me
Kathy Cunningham - Apr 7, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ricks passing, he will be deeply missed Kathy Cunningham
Kim Lucas - Apr 7, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was such a nice man.
Molly (Baker)Richards - Apr 7, 2020
Susan so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Rick will be deeply missed.
Jene Gaver - Apr 7, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Ken Adkins - Apr 7, 2020
Sorry for your loss Susan and family. Prayers for healing at this very difficult time.
Karla Parcels - Apr 7, 2020
Susan and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I knew Rick from grade school on as well as working with him at Honda. I’ll remember him as a great friend and co worker. He loved his family and talked of them many times. Rest in Heaven Rick. Your presence will be missed on Earth.
Dave & Robin - Apr 7, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of Rick's passing over the weekend. I worked with Rick at Honda for many years and really appreciated those work interactions when we worked together. May God bless his family during this time of sorry and Rick fly with the Angels in Peace... Dave & Robin Grawe
Brenda Evans Donnaker - Apr 7, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. Prayers to you Susan and your family!
Bob Denen - Apr 7, 2020
So Sorry an Sadden. We hired in together and worked side by side through out the years at different times. He will be Greatly Missed. Prayers for Your Family🙏🙏
Mike Pedlar - Apr 7, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I was lucky enough to work with Rick for many years in the paint department. He was a great man and obviously be missed by many.
Diana Furrow - Apr 7, 2020
My deepest sympathy and so very sorry for your loss

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