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Jane Madeline McConnell, 82, of Madill, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at the hospital in Durant, Okla. She was born on April 5, 1935, in Coffeyville, Kan., to the late Orrin E. Rose and Amy Inez Wismer Rose.
Jane was raised in Coffeyville, where she graduated from the Coffeyville High School in 1953. While in high school she was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps and was always on the honor roll. She later attended Coffeyville Community College, where she received her Associates Degree in Business.
Jane married Jack Darril McConnell on June 19, 1955, in Coffeyville, and they moved around the Midwest following Jack as he completed his education. In 1996 they moved to Madill when he retired.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, in Madill, where she was very active in the church kitchen with luncheons and funeral dinners. Jane enjoyed her flowers, landscaping and being a great mom.
She is survived by husband, Jack McConnell, Madill; children, Stephen Orrin McConnell and wife, Gina, Wichita, Kan., Linda Elaine Whaley, Hurst, Texas, David James McConnell and wife, Aunia, Huntsville, Ala.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way. Sister, Becky Jarrett, Wheatland, Colo. Jane was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Rose.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2448 East 81st Street, Suite 3000, Tulsa, OK 74137
Services will be Friday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, in Madill. Joel Thompson will officiate the service.
Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill.
Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 6, 2018
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