Paul Leroy O’Connor Jr.
Paul Leroy O’Connor Jr., age 74 of Adrian, Missouri died Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Adrian Manor in Adrian. He was born February 20, 1944 to Paul Leroy Sr. and Virginia Maxine McKee O’Connor in St. Joseph, Missouri. Paul, one of two children, grew up in St. Joseph and attended Mark Twain Grade School. He graduated from Central High School in 1962 and furthered his education at Northwest Missouri State Unversity, earning a Master’s Degree in Education. On March 18, 1966 he was united in marriage to Rowena “Joey” Josephine Husted. Paul worked as both a teacher and administrator for various schools including the Hopkins School District and North Platte School District. He later owned and operated The Tinder Box in Overland Park, Kansas. Paul enjoyed computers and playing instrumental music in a band. He especially enjoyed flying and was a private pilot. Paul is survived by his wife, Joey O’Connor of Adrian, Missouri; two sons, Roderick “Rod” O’Connor and wife Kym of Coral Springs, Florida and Paul “Mike” O’Connor and wife Pam of Union Star, Missouri; one sister, Donna Jean Hoff of St. Joseph, Missouri; four grandchildren; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents. Paul’s wishes were to be cremated. There are no public services. Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.