OBITUARY

William (Bill) Edward Konkle

June 23, 1928June 7, 2021
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William (Bill) Edward Konkle, 92, of Greensburg passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021 in Greensburg. He was born on June 23, 1928 in Canaan, Indiana to Hanley and Laura (Ralston) Konkle. He was a 1947 graduate of Central High School in Jefferson County. Bill married Mary A. Stevenson on November 16, 1947 and their enduring marriage of 73 years is a sterling example of the institution.

Bill started as a farmer in Jefferson County and worked at the Jefferson Proving Grounds before moving to Greensburg in 1960. Bill worked for Bohn Aluminum from 1960 until his retirement in 1992. Never one to stay still, Bill continued to work in a variety of jobs around town including for Acra’s Dealership and Wenning’s among others. Bill was an integral member of the community of Greensburg as a member of the Lions Club since 1968, Masonic Lodge, first in Bennington, Indiana in 1961 then to Greensburg in 2000, and as an active member of the First Baptist Church. Ever fond of teasing and finding joy in the company of others, after his retirement Bill could often be found at Stories Restaurant for the 2 PM coffee hour.

Bill and Mary raised three children Steven, Jone, and Marsha. Bill is survived by his wife Mary A. Konkle, his children Steven (Hester) Konkle, Jone Scott, and Marsha (Dan) Pollock, grandchildren Mark Scott III, Dr. Mary (Ryan Mahoney) Konkle, Carol (Jonathan) Sundheimer, Kathleen (David) Schieber, and Matthew Pollock, and great-grandchildren Harper and Quinn Sundheimer, William Konkle-Mahoney, and Elias and Anna Schieber. He is also survived by his sister Mary Gommel and sister-in-law Dorothy Green. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles (and Marie) Konkle, sister Margaret (and Glenford) Horine, and brother-in-laws Jack Gommel and John Green.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 11:00 am until the time of the Funeral at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church and can be accessed live on the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Facebook Page. Reverend Cliff Bunch will be officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church or to the Greensburg Lion’s Club. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.Gilliland-howe.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Hanley Konkle, Father (deceased)
  • Laura (Ralston) Konkle, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary A. (Stevenson) Konkle, Wife
  • Steven (Hester) Konkle, Son
  • Jone Scott, Daughter
  • Marsha (Dan) Pollock, Daughter
  • Mark Scott III, Grandchild
  • Dr. Mary (Ryan Mahoney) Konkle, Grandchild
  • Carol (Jonathan) Sundheimer, Grandchild
  • Kathleen (David) Schieber, Grandchild
  • Matthew Pollock, Grandchild
  • Harper Sundheimer, Great Grandchild
  • Quinn Sundheimer, Great Grandchild
  • Willilam Konkle-Mahoney, Great Grandchild
  • Elias Schieber, Great Grandchild
  • Anna Schieber, Great Grandchild
  • Mary Gommel, Sister
  • Dorothy Green, Sister-in-law
  • Charles (Marie) Konkle, Brother (deceased)
  • Margaret (Glenford) Horine, Sister (deceased)
  • Jack Gommel, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • John Green, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mark Scott
  • Dennis Wood
  • Mark Horine
  • Brian Gommel
  • Rob Green
  • Matt Pollock
  • DONATIONS

  • First Baptist Church
  • Greensburg Lion's Club

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Facebook Live Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

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  • Burial

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Phillip Hart

June 9, 2021

Bill was one of those gentlemen that had a smile and a pleasant greeting every time you crossed paths. It was always a blessing to meet him in the neighborhood when we were out walking or riding bikes with my children because he set a perfect example of how people should be around one another. He exuded happiness, smiles and a positive manner always. He will be missed. But we'll always have him in our heads and hearts.

Jim and Chrissie Decker

June 8, 2021

To, Mary and Your Children and Families.

We send our Deepest Sorrow in the passing of your husband and to your children and their families.

God Bless,
Jim & Chrissie Decker

Susan Riebsomer

June 7, 2021

Bill was always cheering people up and once let me join him in a joke. He asked me to make an extra long bright orange tie for his TALL grandson. It was nearly as long as I was tall! He loved giving it to his grandson. :) I'll miss him and treasure his memory.

Larry Rigby

June 7, 2021

Condolences to the family from Larry Rigby (Bohn) & family.

Jane Kennelly

June 7, 2021

So sorry to read this. I remember Bill as always bringing joy to all with his gentle, teasing manner. He will be missed by many, and condolences to Mary, Joan, Steve , Marcia and families.

Debbie Taylor

June 7, 2021

I've known Bill for many years, as a young person maybe 10 - 12 in church always so friendly with everyone or kidding around. Until the past 9 years when I came back home. Still the same Bill. Playing Dominoes with friends from church along with Mary his loving wife. He will be missed by all family and the friends who knew him. Until we meet again in heaven. Rest well Bill.🙏🙏🙏❤

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Devoted husband of 74 years

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Loving father to Steven, Jone, and Marsha

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Loving father

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Devoted husband of 74 years

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Loving father to Steven, Jone, and Marsha

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Loving father

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Above average Grandpa

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Joyful Great Grandpa

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