Janice M. (Scanlan) Conlon

Janice M. Conlon, 78, of Clarion passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 at her home in Clarion.

A private Mass of Christian Burial for Jan Conlon will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Clarion.

Visitation for Jan Conlon will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion, with a Rosary beginning at 4:30 PM and a Scriptural Wake Service beginning at 7:00 PM. Those in attendance will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines and encouraged to wear a face covering.

Janice Marie Scanlan was born December 16, 1941 to Michael Vincent and Zetta Helen (Flynn) Scanlan in San Pedro, California. Following high school, she attended college for one year, studying nursing.

In her teenage years, she was introduced to a young man who had moved from Iowa with his family. Jan was united in marriage to Larry Conlon on May 2, 1960 at Saint Columban Catholic Church in Garden Grove, California. The couple settled in Spencer, Iowa, where they lived for several years before moving to Clarion in 1968.

Jan and Larry made Clarion their forever home, raising their seven children and owning and operating Conlon’s Bakery until 1991. Her primary occupation was a mother and caretaker to her family and her children’s friends. Their home was often the center of activity in the neighborhood.

Jan and Larry enjoyed traveling, and took several memorable trips together, including a month-long RV excursion out west with the younger kids in the early 80s, a 5 week retirement vacation to Ireland in 2011 and several trips to Canada and around the states.

Jan was always in attendance at sporting events, concerts and other activities of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed painting, quilting and in more recent years, genealogy and watching HGTV.

Jan was a longtime, faithful member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Clarion.

Jan will be lovingly remembered for her boundless generosity, her kind eyes and infectious smile and laughter and for always putting the needs of others before her own.

Jan is survived by her husband Larry Conlon of Clarion; daughter Mary (Dick) Stumpf of Clarion, son Mike (Luci) Conlon of Henderson, Nevada, daughter Maggie (Rey) Solis of Clarion, daughter Karen (Tom) Senn of Ankeny, son Patrick Conlon of Clarion, daughter Kate (Craig) Orness of Humboldt, and son Tom (Nikki) Conlon of Clarion; grandchildren TJ (Rachel) Stumpf and their children Jaxon & Lincoln, Jason (Sam) Stumpf and their children Oliver & Harper, Sean (Christina) Conlon, Annie (Joe) Murphy and their children Mia, Milania, Addy, Nora, Vera & Olivia, Becky Conlon and her children Carson & Kohl, Maxine Solis; Dominque Solis; Donyale Griggs and her children Ryleigh, Montiveous & Kenneth; Reynaldo (Claudine) Solis and their children Michelle, Curtis, Cierra & Sophia; Danny (Meghann) Solis and their children Niklas, Matheu, Treytn, Zakary & Noelle; Nate (Sabrina) Solis and their children Xavier & Daenerys; Sam (Savannah) Solis; Jessica (Tom) Bartello and their daughter Eden; Sara (Seth) Klinefelter and their children Oliver & Graham; Holly Nelson; Andrew Senn; Anna Axotis; Andrew Conlon; Shane Conlon; Te’a Conlon; Josiah Conlon; Michael (Melanie) Orness; Thomas Orness; Abbie Orness; Will Orness; Derek Conlon; Emma Conlon; and Jack Conlon; sister-in-law Teresa Ann Powers; along with numerous other family members and friends.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents Vince and Zetta Scanlan; parents-in-law Thomas and Catherine Conlon; granddaughter Alicia Solis in infancy; sister-in-law Ruth (Vince) Kleigl; and brothers-in-law Robert (Virginia) Conlon and Dick Powers.

In lieu of flowers, Jan’s family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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