Coleman E. “Buz” Connors thumbnail

Coleman E. "Buz" Connors

January 4, 1940 - November 16, 2017

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 “”

Share your thoughts and memories of Buz with his family at

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home

204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Service Information

Date: Monday, November 20, 2017

Time: 11:00 am


St. Mary Catholic Church - St. Clairsville, Ohio

212 W Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Cemetery Information


Union Cemetery

211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Buz by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

What our families say...

The fact Bauknecht-Altmeyers has taken care of so many family members. They truly treat you like family.


A Session ID is required to purchase jewelry with your loved one's fingerprint, click here to continue. If you do not have an ID, click here to contact us to get your Session ID.