Raymond Neil Conley, D.C., DACBR, a 1972 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City (CCC-KC), died May 16, 2022, at age 75. Conley taught at CCC-KC from 1978 to 2002, including a term as Chair of the Department of Roentgenology. Conley was a long-time member of the Kansas Chiropractic Association (KCA) and a chiropractic member of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.
“Dr. Conley developed and led our residency in radiology program for several years and was a frequent presenter for our continuing education program,” Dr. D. Clark Beckley, vice president of campus and alumni relations at Cleveland University-Kansas City, said. “He was also instrumental in developing the curriculum for our advanced imaging courses. He was very well respected in the chiropractic community.”
After undergraduate graduation from the University of Kansas, Conley followed his father to CCC-KC. He later completed a residency in radiology at National University of Health Sciences. Conley was recognized for his work in magnetic resonance imaging. In addition to his many published articles on MRI, he also conducted lectures on MRI throughout the U.S.
Conley is survived by his wife Marcy, daughter Katie (Ben) Wagster, and granddaughter Annabeth; brother Robert L. Conley (Grace); and sister Rolana (Joseph) Mierzwa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neil and Zelma Conley.
A celebration of life service was held on Sunday, May 22, in Overland Park, Kan., and a Funeral Mass on May 23 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Overland Park. Memorial donations may be sent to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, St. Luke’s Foundation, or the American Cancer Society in memory of Raymond Conley.