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Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home

186 Park Ave, Coshocton, OH

OBITUARY

Jean Elizabeth McConnell

February 7, 1923December 23, 2019
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Jean McGlade McConnell of Coshocton died early in the morning on December 23, 2019 at Windsorwood Place in Coshocton.

Jean was born on February 7, 1923 in Dresden, Ohio, a daughter of the late B. Franklin and Mary Rachel (Krebs) McGlade. Jean graduated from Jefferson High School in Dresden in 1942, attended The Ohio State University and graduated from Columbus State University. She worked as an executive secretary at the National Electric Coil Company from 1942 to 1949. On June 26, 1948 she married Dr. James J. McConnell who preceded her in death. During her husband’s 41 years of dental practice, she served as a business associate and temporary staff member. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she served in many capacities and was past president of the United Methodist Women. Her memberships included YWCA, United Way, Lincoln PTO (past president), Eastern Star, Junior Women’s Club, and Coshocton Town and Country Club.

She is survived by daughter Susanne (Keith) Haffner of Long Island, NY; son Jim (Shelia) McConnell of Coshocton; daughter Joan McConnell (Jim Adair) of Columbus; granddaughter Erin (Chris) Ehler of Westerville; granddaughter Rachel (Chris) Arnold of Coshocton; grandson Ben (Venice) Haffner of Manhattan, NY; grandson Alex Haffner of Manhattan, NY; grandson Jared (Emily) Bell of Washington, DC; great-grandchildren Brynn and Landon Arnold of Coshocton; Addison and Aiden Ehler of Westerville; and Vivian and Maeve Bell of Washington, DC.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Dr. James J. McConnell; brothers Kenneth McGlade, George McGlade, and Wilbur McGlade; and a sister, Mildred Cordray.

Jean loved animals, gardening and reading. She loved golf and the Ohio State Buckeyes (not in that order). She volunteered at Roscoe Village and the Coshocton Public Library. She was a friend of the Pomerene Center for the Arts and Johnson Humrickhouse Museum.

A memorial service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Tim McCollum officiating. Calling hours will be at the church on Saturday prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James J. and Jean McConnell Scholarship Fund at the Coshocton Foundation or to the Coshocton County Animal Shelter.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.

Services

1 February

Calling Hours

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grace United Methodist Church


Coshocton, Ohio

1 February

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

Grace United Methodist Church


Coshocton, Ohio

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Jackie Mardis (Stuckey)

December 26, 2019

Jim, Sheila, Jared, Erin, and Rachel I am sorry for the loss of Jean. She was a very sweet woman. I pray that you can find comfort in the memories of her during your time of sorrow!

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