OBITUARY

Daniel "Dan" Joseph Conninghton

July 23, 1931November 20, 2021
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Daniel “Dan” J. Conninghton, 90 of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Saturday November 20, 2021.

Dan was born to Patrick and Margaret Conninghton on July 23, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dan served as a Kansas City, Missouri (KCFD) Firefighter for 30 years retiring as a Battalion Chief. Dan enjoyed dancing and painting.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia Ann; his brothers, Vincent and Francis Conninghton; and his sister, Margaret Ann Tyler.

Survivors include his children, Vicki (Jim) Russo, Dennis (Fatima) Conninghton, and Christi (Phillip) Norris; grandchildren, Joe, Jake (Arlene), and Jen Russo, Karla (Volmir) Vanderley, and Bryan Peters, Lyndsay (Gene) Kitchen, Nate (Brenda) Norris, Jonathan Norris, Alison (Marty) Ayers, and Phillip (Tiffany) Norris; great grandchildren, Angelina & Emily, Rylie, Thomas & Melina, Zoey & Lucy, Archer & Quinn, Sarah & Joshua.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jake Russo
  • Bryan Peters
  • Pat Tyler
  • Billy Tyler
  • Dennis Conninghton
  • Jim Russo

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, November 29, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

Memories

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Michael Tyler

November 29, 2021

Uncle Dan I will certainly miss your great sense of humor and that you never hesitated
in giving an opinion. Truly a awesome man. Safe travels as you move on. God Bless

Barry Kennedy

November 28, 2021

Dan made a difference with our Paint for Fun Group at North Cross Methodist Church telling stories, doing art work, and joking. As a retired art teacher and artist it was fun making suggestions on his drawings and art as he worked at the group tables He shared about going to famous artist Tom Benton house with fire truck for Benton to play in cab ringing bell. Dan enjoyed going through house Seeing all the art work. Dan also served in the military. We all will miss him. My God look Over him.
Barry Kennedy Kansas City Missouri

Fátima Conninghton

November 27, 2021

Thank you for welcoming me into your family with open arms. You were always very sweet and kind to me, and you made me feel Like I was one of your daughters. May Jesus be with you. I will always Cherish the moments we spent together. Rest In Peace.

Dennis O'Sullivan

November 26, 2021

When I was a firefighter on 19's we went to Thomas Heart Benton's house so Dan could get his opinion on a portrait he did of Thomas Heart Benton, I guess he like it because they talked for awhile, Dan might have got a few pointers.

Kathy Gilstrap

November 26, 2021

We will miss you Uncle Dan. I really am grateful I got to see you more these last several years. You had such a joy for life. You were so proud of your time as a firefighter, and I am sure many lives were saved by your service. Rest in peace.

Bill Cheaqui

November 24, 2021

I first worked for Dan on Pumper 19 in 1969. He was a demanding Captain, but you always knew where you stood with Dan. After a couple of major disagreements, we became good friends. He was also my Chief when I was a Captain, and he was a good chief to work for. I was with him on the ladder when Oscar Elvin was killed, and I know he was devastated by the death of a good friend and a good fire fighter.
After I retired and moved west, one of the highlights of my trips back to KC was visiting with Dan & Lloyd. I am forever sorry that I will not see him again. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Bob Bresette

November 24, 2021

Rest in peace Dan, You were always a good person to be around. I remember when we first met and you were on P 30. May the family have nothing but love and peace and may they rejoice at your going home.

Dennis Conninghton

November 24, 2021

Dad, passing into the next life is an uncertain time for us all. I know you had your doubts and questions about what's next, but all I hope for you is that you have found peace and reunification with those you had loved, that have passed on before you. We will remember the good times, your strength of character, your innumerable jokes, all the Fire Department stories (the real and the elaborated!) and your passion for art and dance. Farewell Father. I will see you again, of this I am certain.

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