LeRoy “Lee” Conaway, 83 died May 17, 2013, at his residence after a two month battle of cancer.
He was born July 26, 1929, in Lima to the late Elmer and Anna (Mills) Conaway. On May 7, 1954 he married Gayla Wynkoop and she survives.
He owned and operated Lee’s Hydraulics, Lima, for over 40 years and retired in 1985 after 28 years from the Lima Ford Engine Plant. He had owned, trained, and raised harness horses. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict where he received the Purple Heart Award.