OBITUARY

Megan Elaine McConnell

September 5, 1974January 7, 2019
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Megan Elaine McConnell (Winger) passed away peacefully in her home on January 7th, 2019 in Kokomo, Indiana at the age of 44.

Megan is survived by her husband, James McConnell and her two sons; Joseph, 13, and Andrew, 9. She is also survived by her mother Ann Winger of Kokomo, Indiana and her sister, Whitney Kirsch, her husband Douglas, and nephews, Mason, Levi, and Cameron of Zionsville, Indiana. She is preceded in death by her father Joseph Winger of Kokomo, Indiana.

Megan was born on September 5, 1974 in Kokomo, Indiana to Joseph and Ann Winger. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1993. Megan attended Ball State University, graduating with a Bachelors in Elementary Education in 1996. Forever a Kokomo Wildkat, she began her career at Kokomo School Corporation as a third grade teacher at Elwood Haynes Elementary in August 1997. Megan became Library Media Specialist at Central Middle School in August 2000. She received her Masters of Education in Curriculum Development in 2002 from Indiana Wesleyan University. She then became Library Media Specialist at Kokomo High School in 2008. Always passionate about growing as an educator, she received her School Administration License in 2014 from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. The 2016 school year was an exciting time as Megan became Director of Educational Technology for the Kokomo School Corporation and began her journey to earn her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Indiana State University.

Megan and James met in Physics class at Ball State University and were married on July 26, 1997. Their pride and joy are their sons, Joey and Andy. Megan’s boys remember her as a loving mother who encouraged them to set and pursue their goals, work hard at school, and most importantly live a Christ-centered life.

Megan was an outstanding and dedicated educator who was loved by all whose lives she entered. Always prepared with a beautiful smile, a kind word and a graceful demeanor, Megan helped all those with whom she came in contact. Megan was a caring individual who deeply cared and loved her family and friends and who was passionate about educational technology and making technology attainable and accessible for all. She was an active and dedicated member of Grace United Methodist Church of Kokomo.

Family and friends may gather Friday, January 11th from 6 to 8pm at Grace United Methodist Church in Kokomo. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 12th at 11am at the church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Megan’s life. In addition to remembering Megan with flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Kokomo Schools Education Foundation, please send donations to Debbie Vawter at Kokomo Schools Education Foundation, 1500 S. Washington, Kokomo, IN 46902.

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REMEMBERING

Megan Elaine McConnell

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Nicole White

January 12, 2019

Megan was a lovely and dedicated person. As an educator, she inspired everyone with her unfailing determination to grow and share her talents. As a person, she shared her sunny disposition and faith in life. I will always remember how her smile would light up a room. That light will shine on everyone who knew her. Wishing healing and warmest memories to everyone who loved her. And those are many.

Nicole White and family

Sandy Mattucci

January 12, 2019

What a beautiful soul! We were so blessed to know her and the joy she took with her everywhere she went. Prayers for all who have to deal with the absence of her presence until we all see her again.

Robert Landis

January 11, 2019

Megan’s grandmother was my fathers half sister. My father moved to Florida in the 40’s where I grew up not knowing my distant cousin Joe Winger, Megan’s father. I first visited Joe and Ann in the early 70’s and fairly frequently for a number of years thereafter and was blessed to see Megan grow up over the years and eventually become a teacher like many in her family before her. She blossomed into a wonderful caring person with a career she loved and a wonderful family of her own. It’s hard to understand why such a good, kind and caring person is taken from us so soon but her spirit and memory lives on affecting everyone who knew her.
Robert Landis

Tammy Summers

January 11, 2019

I was touched by Megan’s beautiful smile and her gentle spirit.
Deepest sympathy to her family during this difficult time.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will NEVER forget how you made them feel” - Maya Angelou

Jenny (Jones) Akins

January 11, 2019

I'm shocked and very saddened to hear about Megan's passing. We were childhood friends and I had known her since we were babies and shared the same sitter. She was a dear and true childhood friend and we had many wonderful times together, including perhaps too much fun at our sleepovers. I see here that she was well-loved by many, and I truly hope her family is forever comforted by the warmth of her spirit.

Jenny (Jones) Akins

Ann Ligocki

January 10, 2019

Megan greeted everyone with a smile and warm heart. Always had time to support teachers on learning new technology uses. Always was a brighter space when Megan was there. James my prayers are with you, your sons and the rest of the family.

Nicholas Hyer

January 10, 2019

I was deeply saddened to hear about Megan. I was a former co-worker at Kokomo-Center Schools where I collaborated with Megan on various IT projects. She was a wonderful person, with an excellent since of humor (she always laughed at my jokes!) and a sweet smile. I will always remember the generosity and kindness she showed to others and her wonderful spirit.

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." - Revelation 21:4

Nicholas "Nick" Hyer
Network Systems Engineer
Hyer Network Systems, Inc.

Kevin Comer

January 10, 2019

To Megan's Family:

My late wife, Russena Comer (Asst. Principal , KHS) said Megan was one of her all time favorite's. Megan ran cross country in high school with my oldest son, Grant. I had the privilege of meeting Megan several times and was very impressed with her. I offer my prayers and blessing to the family during this sad time. I know she was loved and appreciated for her brief time on earth. I know we are supposed to accept Gods plan even when we do not understand that plan. I hope the wonderful memories of a life well lived will help to sustain your family. Megan is an example of how all of us should live.

Kevin Comer

Ricke Stucker

January 9, 2019

Megan was so kind, so positive, and always had a smile on her face. She was a sweetheart. RIH. We miss you terribly! God and his angels have greeted you and will make your entrance glorious.

Rick Hagenow

January 9, 2019

I watched Medan grow from a wonderful child to an amazing daughter, sister, wife , mother, educator and one of the kindest, most caring, articulate and amazing woman I have ever known. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Peace to you Megan and to your loving family and friends.