Coleman E. “Buz” Connors

January 4, 1940 - November 16, 2017

01/04/1940 - 11/16/2017

Past Services

Sunday November 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Monday November 20, 2017
11:00 am

Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 | Directions

Coleman E. “Buz” Connors, 77, of St. Clairsville, OH died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Liza’s Place of Valley Hospice, Wheeling, WV. He was born January 4, 1940 in Bellaire, OH a son of the late John and Noreene Burke Connors.

Buz was a retired State Jail Inspector for the State of Ohio and formerly was a Ohio State Highway Patrolman for over 20 years, was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Germany.

Buz was a St. John’s graduate of High School and received his Bachelor Degree from Kent State University.

In addition to his parents, Buz was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Connors; a sister, Colleen Owens and an infant sister, Carol Connors.

Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Kathryn “Kay” Kruse Connors of St. Clairsville; two daughters, Kristin (David) Turner of North Canton, OH and Lori (Jason) Newton of St. Clairsville; two sisters, Sally Flowers of Bellaire and Eileen (Roger) Fisher of Colerain, OH; four grandchildren, Meghan and Kaitlyn Turner and Ryan and Brynlee Newton; several loved nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 4-7 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville with a Vigil Service at 4 pm.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Chillog as celebrant. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice by going to “”

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Bill Lyden
6 years ago

Kay, Buz and I had many fine memories thru elementary and High School. My sympathy to you and your family. As a true Irishman, I know he was in the hands of God before the devil knew he was gone.

Barbara Yazrombek
6 years ago

Kristin, My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. May God hold him in the palm of his Hand.