Posted: Sat 3:06 PM, Mar 08, 2014
Mary C. McConnell, 85, of Crystal Lake, IL, and formerly of Ozark, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens with military honors and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mary was born April 18, 1928 in Superior, Wisconsin to Patrick and Albena (Borrie) Chapman. She met William M. McConnell when they were stationed with the United States Army in Germany. They were married on October 3, 1953 in Germany.
Mary resided in Ozark from 1972 until 2007 when she moved to Illinois to live with her son. She was a member of the Ozark VFW. Mary also enjoyed crocheting afghans and putting together puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William M. McConnell.
Mary is survived by her son, William “Stew” (Lisa) McConnell; her grandchildren, Elizabeth (Bruce) Sammuli, Stephen McConnell, Margarette McConnell, Ashley Wright, Brian Fuller, and Caleb Whiteside; also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Dakota, Klarissa, Trenton and Hannah.
Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark (334)774-4551 is in charge of the arrangements. Members of the Dignity Memorial network. Condolences may be offered at www.fuquabankston.com.