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Myers Funeral Home

2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN

OBITUARY

Linda C. McConnell

November 26, 1944March 5, 2020

Our beloved Linda C. McConnell, 75 of Huntington, peacefully and joyfully passed into the loving arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on Thursday, March 5, 2020. She no longer struggles with the cancer that took her physical life, but rejoices in heaven with the Lord. Linda received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Huntington University, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. For 21 years, she was a Kindergarten and first grade teacher in the Huntington County Community School System. Linda cared for her students, and loved them as her own. She was an active member in the “Stamping Up” community, and built many relationships there. Her creativity was expressed through beautiful cards and mementos given to family and friends. She was a member of Emmanuel Community Church. She leaves a legacy of love and selflessness that is expressed and carried on through her family, friends, and the many, many lives she touched throughout her lifetime.

Linda was born on November 26, 1944 in Hornell, NY, the daughter of Phillip Wayne and Eleanor Ina (Phillips) Colegrove.

Linda leaves her earthly family: husband Richard; children, Rebecca (Keith) Lord, Sean (Laura) McConnell, and Jason (Betsy) McConnell; brother, Gary (Regina) Colegrove; grandchildren, Ashley, Alex (Emily), Bryce (Ada), Devon, Jade (Don), Jensen, Colegrove, Carter, Caeden, Eli, Emma, Quinn, and Finley; seven great-grandchildren and a niece.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Emmanuel Community Church, Main Campus, 12222 U.S. 24 West, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Memorial service will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 11:00 am with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Emmanuel Community Church, Main Campus with Pastor Gary Dilley officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Huntington University, or Emmanuel Community Church in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

  • FAMILY

  • Richard McConnell, Husband
  • Rebecca Lord, Daughter
  • Sean McConnell, Son
  • Jason McConnell, Son
  • Gary Colegrove, Brother
  • Phillip Colegrove, Father (deceased)
  • Eleanor (Phillips) Colegrove, Mother (deceased)
  • Grandchildren: Ashley, Alex, Bryce, Devon, Jade, Jensen, Colegrove, Carter, Caeden, Eli, Emma, Quinn and Finley.
    Seven great-grandchildren and a niece.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 8, 2020

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 9, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, March 9, 2020

Memories

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Julie Rennaker

March 14, 2020

Jason, I just found out about your mom's passing. I'm so sorry to hear about it. You may not remember me, but my great Aunt lived next door to you and when she passed we moved in. Now another Aunt lives there, the Hollowell's. Your mom was always so kind. Prayers for you and your family.

Dwight and Ann Ericsson

March 10, 2020

Dear Rich and family,
I can hear Linda's laugh and will remember how she would always, somewhere in any conversation, say, "Oh, bless your heart!" She blessed many with her words and deeds. We will miss her. A&D

Ted Bendall

March 10, 2020

Rich,
I am sorry to learn of Linda's passing.
I hope that, in time, wonderful memories moderate the current sadness.
Sincere condolences to you and your family.
Ted

Dr Donald Amboyer

March 10, 2020

Linda will always be remembered for her wonderful personality and academic success while a student at Perry (N.Y.) Central Schools. We were not surprised when she married her childhood sweetheart, Richard, also from Perry and similarly respected families.

Janis Davis

March 9, 2020

Dear Rich and family,
I just today read the obituary about Linda and was very shocked and sorry to hear of her passing!
Linda was such a sweet person and I was very fortunate to have known her!
I will keep you and your family in my prayers!
Janis Davis

Linda Gilbert

March 9, 2020

Favorite memory: In seventh grade a small blonde-haired, rosy cheeked girl came to Perry Junior High. She is remembered for her smile and soft gentle ways. Her devotion to God followed her throughout the years; now she rests with Him in holy peace. Blessings Linda and family.

Clayton Stowell

March 9, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She will be missed at the Class Reunions. I remember her as always smiling, being outgoing and friendly towards everyone. My sincere condolences to the family and may God Bless You all.

Charlene Ferrell

March 9, 2020

Dear Rich and family,
Linda was such a warm and friendly person. It was so obvious that she loved her family dearly. We are so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know her and enjoy her company.
With deep sympathy and love,
Don and Charlene Ferrell

Joy Conley

March 8, 2020

Richard,

So sorry for your loss.

Your Forks of the Wabash Friends,

Don & Joy Conley

Mary Caley

March 7, 2020

Mrs. McConnell was such a sweet, caring and loving person/teacher. She loved all her students and really cared about all of them. It was always a pleasure to go into her classroom, decorated so joyful and beautiful! To attend a Parent/Teacher night and the first thing you saw was her warm smile. Our daughter, Rachael loved her and she always spoke very highly of her, and she was always anxious to go to school. It was a blessing to know her.
Our sincere condolences to all of her family and friends.
Sincerely,
Mary & Jeff Caley

FROM THE FAMILY

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