Conner to celebrate 80th

Charles “Chub” Conner of Mattoon will celebrate his 80th birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 7. A card shower is being held in his honor.

Cards may be sent to him at 733 N Logan Street, Mattoon, IL 61938.

He was born Feb. 7, 1937 in Tuscola, the son of C. Edgar and Marie Barbee Conner.

Mr. Conner is the father of Mark Conner, Hammond; Eric Conner, Okawville; the late Phillip Conner; Craig Conner, Atwood; Beth Cornwell, Atwood; Sherri Kelly, Tuscola; and two step children: William Karpus Jr., Mattoon, and Vickie Beavers, of Collinsville.

Charles married Suzanne Kimball in 2006, and together they have 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Charles Conner is a former teacher and agent with the Illinois State Police. He served as Sheriff of Douglas County from 1982-1990.