Kim N. Conover, 69, of Waldron

Kim N. Conover, 69, of Waldron, passed away June 12, 2023. He was born in Shelbyville on December 11, 1953 to Max Conover and Marion Tookie (Avery) Conover. Kim and his wife, Karen, have been together since 1989 and married in 1999. Kim’s greatest joy was being his late son Dustin’s Dad and his grandson Axel’s Papaw. Kim was most proud of his grandson Axel, he loved to watch him play football and become a hardworking young man.

Kim was a lifelong resident of this area and he graduated from Southwestern High School in 1972. In his early years he operated his own business and later became a union crane and heavy equipment operator for Beaty Construction, retiring in 2015. In 2018 he received a US patent for an equipment track cleaning system he designed. Kim was equally talented in several forms of art which included painting, drawing, air brushing, woodworking (if Karen imagined it, Kim could build it), and he especially enjoyed strumming his guitars. He was also an avid music lover which paired well with the fast cars he like to drive.  

Mr. Conover will be most remembered by his wife, Karen (Helt) Conover; grandson, Axel Conover (Waldron); sister Vicki Skillman, Georgia; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and more close friends than ever imagined. 

Kim was preceded in death by his only child Dustin Conover; his parents; a sister Kathy Kessler and a brother Michael Conover.

A Celebration of Life will be determined at a later date. Memorials may be made to Axel’s college education fund at First Financial Bank, 1850 Marketplace Blvd., Shelbyville, IN. 46176, or any First Financial Bank branch under Axel Conover Memorial Fund savings account, last four digits #0897 c/o Karen Conover.

Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, IN.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Kim’s family.

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