Michael N. Connor

     Michael N. Connor passed away peacefully in his home January 13, 2021.  Mike was born October 5, 1935 in Syracuse, New York to Eugene Connor and Susan C. Connor (Kisor).  Mike joins his late wife Loretta R. Connor (Carey) and his daughter Dawn M. Connor.  He is survived by his daughter Deborah (Richard) Folkers, his grandson Joshua (Whitney) Ball, great grandchildren Isabella, Shaun and Connor Ball, and his brothers Thomas Connor and Dennis Connor along with many nieces and nephews. 

     Mike served in the Army with the 62nd Transportation Company for three years.  Upon discharge Mike went to work for United Parcel Service (UPS) in 1961 as a delivery driver when UPS was just a small company.  In his 30 years working for UPS he worked his way up the ladder, helping establish UPS’s presence in North Dakota, South Dakota and then Wichita, Kansas where he moved his family.  After a few years in Wichita, UPS moved Mike and Loretta to Kansas City where he worked several management positions until he retired. Mike was very loyal to UPS and could sit for hours telling you the history of the company and his time with them.

    After retirement, Mike and Loretta motor-homed all over the country, spending time back in upstate NY with family, summers at Stockton Lake, the fall in Las Vegas (yes, slots were their fun) and months during the winter at Limetree Park, Bonita Springs Florida.  Mike served on the Limetree Park board and he and Loretta enjoyed all the fun activities and friends.  Mike kept a boat in Florida and another on Lake Stockton where he loved spending his days out fishing. 

     After his beloved Loretta passed away, he sold his motorhome (because he no longer had his navigator by his side) and put a mobile home on the Limetree Park lot where he continued to enjoy the warm winters and time with his friends.  Summers where spent at his home in Wichita, where he moved to be closer to his daughter.  He loved monthly trips to Kansas City to the casinos and to have all his friends meet for a large group dinner.  Mike’s last couples of years were spent happily in his own home being cared for by wonderful friends, family and workers.  Mike was the first person to tell you he had a fabulous life.

Services

     Visitation Friday, January 22, 2021, 6 PM until 8 PM at Amos Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS 66203.  Due to Covid, there is a maximum of 45 people allowed at the visitation at a time.  We’d love for you to stop by and say hello but we ask you don’t linger long so others may stop in too.  Graveside Service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 61st & Quivira in Shawnee, KS, Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:30 AM.   No attendance limits at the graveside service.  Social Distancing requested.  For those that are unable to attend in person, the services will be live streamed from the Amos Family Funeral Home Facebook page.  The livestream will begin approximately 10 to 15 minutes beforehand.

Contributions

     In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Valley Center Public Safety, 616 E 5th St, Valley Center, KS 67147 and note for: Mike Connor memorial.  The fire department and police department were so helpful to Mike the last couple of years and he so appreciated them.

 


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7 Comments on “Michael N. Connor”

  1. Frank and Dianne Lovan Says:

    What a beautiful obit for a well loved man. The Connor’s definitely made a lasting impression on the Lovans. Will miss talking to Mike and am sorry we are in Florida now so can’t come to visitation. Our love and condolences to your family.

  2. Tom & Jill Ott Says:

    Condolences to Mike and Loretta’s family.
    One of the best UPS Partners I had the privilege of working with. Thanks for all the great memories Mike.
    Jill and Tom Ott

  3. Thomas Moreland Says:

    Mike was a true partner at UPS, I was proud to know him and work with him. Lots of good memories of Mike. He truly was one of the great ones.

  4. Robert Baker Says:

    Mike was one of the first friendly people I met on my first day of working at UPS. RIP!

  5. Jim & Anne Marie Scott Says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Although we only met your dad once, Deb, we could see he was a gentle soul and we could feel the love you both shared. Sending our prayers for peace for you and yours at this time. God bless all.

  6. Tom Mooney Says:

    Mike was a great friend and just a super nice guy. I think back on all the fun parties and get togethers we had. So enjoyed listening to his UPS stories. Will miss the casino meetings. Thinking of you Deb, Rich, Josh and family.

  7. Sharon Brunson Says:

    I will miss Mike so much—my visits to his house where I even had my own room; our long telephone conversations where we solved the problems of the world and stock market; eating out wherever we were—Kansas, Missouri or Florida; my wonderful visits with him in Florida; and great memories of Las Vegas visits with him and Loretta. Because of the pandemic I cannot attend the funeral; My condolences and prayers to Debbie, Rich and the rest of the family.

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