Earthman Funeral Directors

8303 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX


Mary Elizabeth “Bebet” McConnell

June 2, 1926July 19, 2019

Born the 2nd of June, 1926 to Gertrude and Thomas Lyons, Mary Elizabeth “Bebet” McConnell passed away at home peacefully early on Friday the 19th of July, 2019. She was preceded in death by husband John S. McConnell and grandson John S. Towns. In addition to her seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, she is survived by daughters Ann and Barbara, as well as her son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Andra.

Visitation will be held Monday the 22nd of July, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. in The Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Fwy. 77024. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday the 23rd of July, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, 1801 Sage Rd. 77056. Interment to follow at Forest Park Westheimer, 12800 Westheimer Rd. 77077 after which a reception will be held at Molina’s Cantina,7901 Westheimer Rd. 77063.


  • Visitation with the family Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Reception to follow graveside service Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Mary Elizabeth “Bebet” McConnell

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Lenora Salmon

July 21, 2019

Dear Barbara
So sorry to hear about your Mother. Reading the wonderful rememberances about her just make me smile. She sounds like she was such a wonderful woman. I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you dearly, Lenora

Ann-Marie Boemio

July 20, 2019

My grandma was such a wonderful example of generosity and giving without expecting anything in return. Her home was always open to everyone and she was always eager to feed you with a home cooked meal. She was kind and funny, selfless and patient. She taught us the importance of faith and family. I have such fond memories of having slumber parties with my cousins at her house. She would put pin curls in our hair on Saturday nights before church, make us pallets to sleep on, and make us bacon and eggs(fried in bacon grease of course) for breakfast. She was famous for her chicken salad sandwiches and Thanksgiving dressing. She always made things feel special. She used fine china as her everyday dishes and always used cloth napkins. She was a fantastic seamstress who would always alter our clothes and even make clothes for our baby dolls. I am so grateful to have had her in my life for so long and for my kids to have known her. She was a beautiful servant to God and to others and the world will not be the same without her here. I can imagine the glorious heavenly reunion that it must have been with her husband, parents, baby, siblings, and grandson. Rest In Peace Grandma.

Amber Beaher

July 19, 2019

My grandma was the BEST, in every way. She welcomed everyone into her home, her life and her heart. She fed you you until you couldn’t move, she made sure you had everything you could possibly need to be comfortable, she taught me how to always be of service to the people around me. She said happiness in life comes from helping others. Sharing a memory..... I loved shopping with grandma., she was just funny. To this day I cannot pick up anything with horizontal stripes and not think of her “advice” that horizontal stripes are not flattering:)
Or if she wasn’t crazy about what you were wearing she would say something polite like, “ Oh, is that what they’re wearing these days”. She had a way of expressing her opinion so eloquently. Ice box cookies, stewed chicken and rice, cold beer poured in a small chilled glass (bc she said it tastes better that way), Shalimar, polyester jackets with a broach, thermostat at 65, crisp clean sheets to crawl into after a long sunburned day at Galveston, sleeping in grandpas white vneck T-shirt’s after a bubble bath with Avon bubble bath. The smell of her house when you walked in that just made you want to stay there forever, safe and loved. I was just so lucky she was my grandma💙

Beth Lyons

July 19, 2019

I have so many good memories of Bebet! I remember being at her house when she was making those wonderful chicken salad sandwiches and she showed me how she made them. She was thoughtful and kind and always trying to give little gifts when we would visit her as well as always making sure we had plenty to eat and drink. I remember going to New Orleans in my brother Steve’s van with my brother Phil. my dad, and Bebet and Agnes. It was a difficult time in my life and Bebet was always trying to cheer me up and telling me not to worry. She could be so funny and made me laugh a lot. I will truly miss her! She was one of a kind with a sweet soul and a good heart.

Jeannie Toutloff (Hamborsky)

July 19, 2019

I remember going over to Aunt Bebet's house after work one day. She and my mom were drinking beer. They had heard that you can tell when pasta is done if you throw it at the refrigerator and it sticks. Well they had covered the whole front of the refrigerator with spaghetti noodles and were just laughing uproariously. It was contagious. I have adored her since I was a tiny child. I had the utmost respect for her. She was one of the most courageous women I ever met. And she sure raised some wonderful kids.

Bridget Lyons

July 19, 2019

Aunt Bebet was always so sweet at every meeting. She had a presence about her that drew you in, a truly sweet woman. I had the pleasure of going to New Orleans back in 2005 (ish) with Aunt Bebet, Aunt Agnes and my Grandpa (George Lyons) amoung other family members. We went to visit Aunt Mary. On the drive, we stopped at a cafeteria and I got a steak. Aunt Bebet offered to cut my steak, not because I was struggling, just because she wanted to be helpful. I was about 13 or 14 at the time and a little nervous as I was only teenager around a bunch of adults. I just remember thinking what a sweet lady and that no one had ever offered to cut my steak. We also stopped at Cracker Barrel and we had such a good time looking at the shop and of course sitting in the rocking chairs. I also got to share a hotel room with Aunt Bebet and Aunt Agnes. That was a fun night :) I remember being so shy to ask for ear plugs for the second night due to the snores coming from my aunts. They laughed and eased my worries. I have very fond memories from that trip :)

Mikey Boemio

July 19, 2019

I remember all of the time she would tell me “The Milky Way is in that drawer. Get you some.” I will always miss her and she will be in my heart forever. She was a wonderful woman and an amazing grandmother.❤️❤️