Paul E. Conaway

June 26, 1933October 22, 2012

Paul E. Conaway Creston

Paul E. Conaway, 79, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012 at his home in Creston. Paul’s wishes were to be cremated and a graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Paul was born June 26, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to Frielie and Ruth (Yeisley) Conaway. He married Ellen Diebel on June 6, 1954 and later that year graduated from the University of Dubuque. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps for two years and a field worker for Southern California Gas Company for 30 years. He spent many hours volunteering at the San Diego Star of India, 18 years with Boy Scouts of America Troup One in California and was a member of the SW Iowa Shutterbug Camera Club of Creston. Paul enjoyed photography and traveling the United States and Canada.

Paul is survived by his wife, Ellen Conaway of Creston; sister, Betty Bunch of California; nephew, Steven (Ann) Bunch of NY and their son, Aedan; brother, David (Martha) Conaway of Georgia; two sons, David (Choe) Conaway of Colorado and John (Karen) Conaway of California; daughter, Sandra (Paul) Carroll of Washington; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Boy Scout Troup 129 in care of Dave Jennett, 1430 - 150th Street, Creston, IA 50801


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Paul E. Conaway

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Debra Loudon

November 12, 2012

Paul is greatly missed! Thanks for all your talks of encouragement when I joined the Shutterbug Club! So sorry for the loss of such a nice man!
Debra Loudon (Creston, IA)

Vera and Walter Fengler

November 12, 2012

We miss you and your advise Paul