Marrow Conley, age 99, of Fairborn, passed away at his residence surrounded by family Tuesday, May 18, 2021. He was born January 25, 1922 in Handshoe, Kentucky; the son of the late Crit and Minnie (Bailey) Conley. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Wilda (Brewer) Conley and daughter, Eugenia Ballinger; and wife of 5 years, Agnes Freeland. Marrow is survived by his daughter, Patricia Conley; son, Buddy Conley; grandchildren, Sean (Sandy) Layne, Deanna Layne Johnson, and Tina (Tonya Jones) Wabler; great-grandchildren, Derek (Carly) Johnson, Dylan Whitt, Samantha Layne, and Savannah Layne; great-great grandchildren, Madison Layne, Hailey Rodgers, and Aubrey Finch; step-daughter, Linda Bumen; son-in-law, Mark Ballinger; four sisters; and numerous extended family members. Marrow was an avid bluegrass fan as he played the autoharp and was an expert marksman. To everyone who knew him, Marrow was an honest, dependable, trustworthy, hardworking man. He was a provider and would help anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by all as he touched so many people’s lives. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 1 PM at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, OH 45324. Family and friends may visit from 12 PM until the time of service. Marrow will be laid to rest at Byron Cemetery.
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