Jeffrey Lynn Conkle, 74 of Albany, MO passed away at his home on Sunday, April 14, 2024 following a long battle with cancer. Jeff was born in Grant City, MO on September 20,1949 to Madeline (Fletchall) Ulrich and Charles Conkle. Jeffrey graduated from Cameron High School in 1967 and completed his college degree at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO. Jeff was a decorated member of the Army National Guard for 6 years and was honorably discharged from service in 1977. He served as a juvenile officer in Booneville, MO after his college graduation before relocating with his family to Albany where he worked at the Albany Regional Center until he retired in 2003.

Jeff’s greatest joy was spending time with his daughters and their families, especially the grandkids. He loved being outside, hunting, fishing, boating, doing carpentry work, and playing with the kids. Jeff enjoyed hunting in the mountains with his buddies, early morning turkey hunts and building things with Devon, watching his grandkids sports, teaching his boys about the great outdoors and playing school with his granddaughters.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marla, and his daughters, Devon Ellis and Wendy (Steve) Preston, five grandchildren, T. J. Overmann, Sydney Overmann, Kylee Preston, Kayne and Alaina Ellis, mother-in-law Marilyn McClellan, sister-in-law Marlene McClellan, brothers-in-law Randy (Beth) McClellan and Rick (Deanna) McClellan, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Monica, his parents, sister Gloria Davis-Harris, niece Jennifer Sinnett, and father-in-law Glee McClellan.

Our family is grateful that Jeff is now at peace after a 3-year battle with cancer. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Roberson Polley Chapel in Albany. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Grandview Cemetery

If you choose, memorial contributions can be made to the Albany R-3 Booster Club in care of the Roberson Polley Chapel, 403 N. Hundley, Albany, MO 64402. Online Condolences: