Richard D. Conner

Richard Conner, 61, of Leawood, Kansas, died October 12, 2011 at the Kansas City Hospice House. A private celebration of Rick’s life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Rick’s memory to KC Hospice House, 12000 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64145.Rick was born July 12, 1950 in Columbus, KS, son of Marvin and Melba Conner. He graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas State University with a Doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine. Most recently, Rick served as Senior Vice President-Investment Officer for Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. He was an avid golfer and member of the club at Porto Cima, Sunrise Beach, MO. He was a member of the KSU Alumni Association, AVMA, 4-H and FFA. In memory of Rick’s son Ryan, he and his wife supported the students in the Shawnee Mission East Photography One program.

Rick is survived by a host of loving family and friends.


  1. Debra Barry RNSGNO on July 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Diane, I didn’t know your husband, or anything about him, but after reading these comments I now know he must have been a wonderful person. Although we weren’t close growing up I have thought of you and David throughtout the years. You will remain in my thoughts and now my prayers.

    Deb Barry

  2. Doug Clendenen on October 26, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Hi Diane. I am so sorry to hear about Rick. What a great friend he was, just like a big brother to me. I’m definitely going to miss him. A true gentleman with a ton of class. Just know that you are in Graceann’s and my prayers. I will try to call you sometime soon. Hopefully can see you in December when we come back to KC.

  3. Dianne Grose & Ruth Dawes on October 21, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Diane…we are so sorry about Rick. We are thinking of you and in our prayers.
    Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
    Would love to re-connect with you.

  4. amy Velasquez (RICE) on October 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Diane, This is from KU BMT, we are so sorry to hear about Rick, words can not express our sympathy for you. You are in all of our hearts and prayers. Please come by and see us when you are up to it. With all the love in the world….Amy and KU BMT

  5. Marnie and Bill Clawson on October 18, 2011 at 9:36 am


    We are so sad to hear of Rick’s death. You’re in our hearts and prayers. We will always remember Rick fondly, he was such a nice guy.

  6. Gail E. Boyce on October 18, 2011 at 8:57 am

    My thoughts are with you Diane. I was so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing – he was much too young. Take care of yourself. You have been through much lately. You have my deepest sympathy.

  7. Vernon and Toni Starks on October 17, 2011 at 8:00 am

    We have prayed for you and Rick many many times and are so sad that his life was cut short. We loved him and will miss sharing this world with him. Vern and he had many wonderful times together and Vern has so many great memories of those times. He was a good man and a loyal and trusted friend.

  8. Brian Henderson on October 15, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I wanted to tell you how thankful I am, that my life path, even though it was only for a few years was touched deeply by Rick. I have many fond memories of the time that Rick and I spent together, especially the golf game at Blue Hills with Rick, myself and Marc. This troubled world just lost one great guy. My heart goes out to you.

    Big Dog

  9. Brian and Janet Henderson on October 15, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have many fond memories of our times together and will treasure them always.
    Love Janet & “Big Dog”

  10. Donna Jones on October 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I was Rick’s assistant for a short time 15 years ago when we moved from Memphis. He taught me the difference between a Wildcat and a Jayhawk. Fond memories of a wonderful person.

  11. Cheryl and Wade on October 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Diane, words cannot adequately express our sorrow.

  12. Sharon Taylor on October 14, 2011 at 12:10 am

    As you know you and your family will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and your family.

  13. Leslie Wanner on October 13, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Dear Diane,
    My heart is with you, today and every day.
    Love, Leslie

  14. Darcey Tenbrink on October 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Hi Diane –
    I have you in my prayers. Rick was always so nice to me when you and I worked together. Very fond memories of those times. Love, Darcey

  15. Keith and Nancy Wilson , Winfield, Kansas on October 13, 2011 at 8:09 am

    We are saddened by the news of Rick’s passing. We had a wonderful relationship for over 25 years with Rick. He was a trusted friend with our investment needs and a very welcomed voice when he called to discuss way more than business. He was a gentleman and an honorable person. We so wish his life was not cut short. He will be missed.

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