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Bruce E. Conibear

May 7, 1931 — October 19, 2014

Bruce Edwin Conibear, of Atlantic, Iowa, formerly of Peoria, Illinois, departed this life on October 19, 2014, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic. Bruce was born in Amboy, Illinois, on May 7, 1931, to Roy and Esther Conibear. He graduated from Lee Center High School in Lee Center, Illinois, and then entered Bradley University where he made the varsity track team, graduating in 1953. After college, he entered the United States Army and served for three and a half years near Chicago at a rank of 1st Lieutenant.
He met Georgiana Glover, of McNabb, Illinois, while they were both in Chicago. He was with the Army and she was working with American Airlines. They were married on September 22, 1957, at the Clear Creek Meeting House in McNabb, Illinois. Two children were born in to this union, Nancy and Charles.
Bruce spent his working career in the field of insurance sharing his love of people and managerial skills with several companies, the last one being Transamerica Insurance where he was a Regional Vice-President. This field of work also meant relocations which both he and Georgiana took as an opportunity to explore new surroundings and make new friends. In retirement, they returned to Peoria and spent many happy years cheering on their favorite teams, the Chicago Cubs and the Bradley Braves as well as travelling and visiting family and the friends they had made over the years.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and of the Masonic Lodge of Lee Center, Illinois.
Bruce was preceded in death by his wife Georgiana, of 57 years, and his parents. He is survived his Daughter: Nancy (Alec) Turner of Corning , Iowa; Son Charles (Susan) Conibear of Easton, Maryland; Grandchildren: Daniel Turner of Coralville, Iowa, and William (Alaina) Turner of Lamont, Iowa; Sister Rosemary Pomeroy of Scottsdale, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.
Services for Bruce will be held on October 27 at 11:30 AM at the United Presbyterian Church, 2400 W. Northmoor Road in Peoria, Illinois, with a family visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Peoria Park District Foundation, 1125 W. Lake Avenue, Peoria IL 61614 with the notation “Bruce Conibear Memorial”.

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