OBITUARY: Conner James McClelland

Conner James McClelland, 19, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022, in Newton.

He was born June 5, 2003, in Newton, to Crystal Sutton and Jeff McClelland. Conner grew up in Kansas and the Oklahoma City area and lived one year in Wyoming.

Conner met and had planned to marry Laynie Mayes, a longtime girlfriend he loved dearly. He loved gaming, the outdoors by going to the lake, camping, hiking and visiting National Parks on family vacations. He also enjoyed playing fantasy games with the boys and strumming his guitar.

Survivors include his father, Jeff McClelland and Ashley of Newton; mother, Crystal Chappell and Tyler of Little River; three sisters, Renee Boyce, Addison McClelland and Lilly Smith; two brothers, Cody Chappell and Liam McClelland; grandparents, Jimmy and Cheryl Sutton, and Donald and Barbara McClelland, all of Newton, Randy Chappell of Haven, and Linda Martinez of Newton; great-grandparents, J.R. and Judith Sutton of Little River; girlfriend, Lanyie Mayes of Hesston; aunts, uncles, cousins; and a host of friends.

The casket will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton, where the family will receive friends between 5 and 7 p.m.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton.

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