Marsh Funeral Home

305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL


Edla "Dolly" T. Conley

September 22, 1925September 28, 2019

Edla "Dolly" T. Conley was born on September 22, 1925 in Iola, Wisconsin and passed away on September 28, 2019 in Glenview, Illinois.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, October 7, 2019


Edla "Dolly" T. Conley

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Linda Conley

October 4, 2019

Edla T. (“Dolly”) Conley
Edla T. (“Dolly”) Conley, nee Rice, of Park City, formerly of Highland Park, passed away September 28, 2019.
Born in Harrison Township, Waupaca County (Iola) Wisconsin, September 22, 1925, she was the beloved wife of Francis G. Conley for 72 years, stepmother of Gary (Lynda) Conley, mother of Francis G. Conley Jr., Kathleen Scott, Patrick Conley and Linda Conley (Robert Mennes, Sr.), loving grandmother of Gary Lynn, Tina, Amy, Jenny, Christina, Matthew, Elizabeth, Deborah, and Brianna, great-grandmother, and loving aunt to many.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Clara Rice, brother Russell Rice, sister Blanche Petersen, and brother Wilbur (“Buddy”) Rice, husband Francis G. Conley, Sr., daughter Kathleen Scott, and son Patrick Conley.
Dolly loved music and played guitar and concertina as a teen. She acquired a Hammond organ in the 1960’s, and played it daily for many years. She was skilled at sewing, embroidery and quilting. She cooked delicious baked spareribs and pineapple upside down cake.
As well as being a homemaker and parent, Dolly worked as an electrical assembler at several companies; among them, Zebra Technologies.
She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
Visitation will be Sunday October 6, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Rd., Gurnee, Il.
Visitation Monday October 7, 9:00 am-10:00 am, with funeral service following 10:00 am-11:00 am.