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Sterling Conn

March 9, 1941 ~ November 23, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Sterling Conn Obituary

Sterling Owen Conn, 82, of Flemingsburg, passed away the morning of Thursday, November 23, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Fleming County on March 9, 1941, to Audra Willis Conn and Alma Iolene Harris Conn.

Sterling married the love of his life, Pauletta Ellington, on July 1, 1961.

For many years Sterling worked at Bobby’s Auto Sales.  He was an accomplished wood worker, building many treasured pieces of furniture for his family and friends.

Sterling was a long-time member of the Shiloh Methodist Church where he attended faithfully with his family, neighbors, and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pauletta; his four children, Paula (Larry) Robinson, Pamela (Sherman) Royse, Patsy (Mike) Adams, and Rob (Christi) Conn; his nine grandchildren, Kimberly (Kevin) Galloway, Ashley (Gary) Kinder, Travis (Katie) Robinson, Sarah (Hayden) Smith, Samantha (Cody) Thompson, Zach (Brittany) Adams, Shelby (Gabe) Richmond, Zeke Conn, and Jesse Conn; and his 11 great-grandchildren, Keenan, Kolby, Korban, Garrison, Case, Owen, Emma, Camilla, Elliana, Weston, and Elijah.

Sterling was preceded in death by his parents, his infant son, Johnny Conn, and his great-granddaughter, Sadie Thompson.

The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Doughton and Kevin Galloway officiating.

Sterling will be laid to rest in Newman Cemetery.

Sterling’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Boone-Nickell located at 150 West Water Street, Flemingsburg, Ky. 41041.

In place of flowers, please consider a donation in Sterling’s memory to the Shiloh Methodist Church (15773 Morehead Road, Wallingford, KY 41093)  and/or The Gideons International (online:  (by phone: 1-866-382-4253)  (by mail: P. O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090).

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November 28, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 West Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

Funeral Service
November 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 West Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041


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