He was born July 24, 1946, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Stanley J. and Mildred Lee Hawks Conner Sr.
Conner was a graduate of Rushville High School in Rushville, Ind., Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, St. Mary's Seminary in Perryville and DeAndreis Seminary in Lemont, Ill.
He professed vows and joined the Congregation of the Mission in 1983. He served at St. Catherine Laboure Church in St. Louis in the 1980s. He later moved to Perryville and worked at the Association of the Miraculous Medal. In more recent years he was in residence at St. Mary's of the Barrens.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include three sisters, Alexis Strongin of New York, N.Y., LeaAnne Bernstein of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Karin Conner of Indianapolis, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's of the Barrens Catholic Church. A prayer service will be at 7:30. Visitation will continue from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's of the Barrens. Burial will be in Vincentian Community Cemetery.
Young and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.