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Jim McConnell

June 26th, 1937 - February 20th, 2020
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Obituary

Jim McConnell, age 82 and a resident of Leesburg, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Born on June 26, 1937 in Warsaw, he was one of eight children born to Roger and Bessie (Snellenberger) McConnell. He was raised in the Warsaw area and was a graduate of Leesburg High School where he was manager of the school’s basketball team. In his youth, he worked as a caddy at Tippy Lake Country Club. He was a lifetime Chicago Cubs fan.

He spent much of his professional career driving trucks and hauled milk for several years. Later he worked for Warsaw Chemical and for Schneider Trucking where he spent many years, logging hundreds of thousands of safe miles. After retirement from driving, he worked for Stowe Davis in New Paris.

Jim was a member of First Christian Church, Warsaw. He was an IU basketball fan and a Dallas Cowboys fan and was especially a fan of longtime coach, Tom Landry. He enjoyed golfing and working outside. He was also a devoted husband to his late wife, Anna. He was always sure to assist her with her tasks; as she was a master gardener this meant Jim could often be found helping her to tend flower beds.

Surviving is the pair’s daughter, Chris Leiter of Warsaw. Also surviving are Jim’s brothers, Larry (wife, Coraethel) McConnell and Nolan (wife, Bonnie) McConnell and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife of nearly 58 years, those who preceded Jim in passing include brothers, Glenn and David McConnell and sisters, Pat Stookey, Dorcas Kipker and Linda Hair.

A Life Celebration® will be held at First Christian Church, 115 Park Ridge Drive, Warsaw, on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11 am. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 am at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Those wishing to express their sympathy may give to First Christian Church Building Fund, 115 Park Ridge Dr, Warsaw, IN 46580.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    March 2nd, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    March 2nd, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    First Christian Church
    Address
    115 Park Ridge Drive
    Warsaw, IN 46580
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Life Celebration

    March 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    March 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    First Christian Church
    Address
    115 Park Ridge Drive
    Warsaw, IN 46580
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Jeremy Welch
  • Interment

    Location
    Oakwood Cemetery
    Address
    421 N Maple St
    Warsaw, IN 46580
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Joyce McConnell

Posted at 05:10pm
Chris,
Please accept my condolences and prayers for you with the passing of your father.
May your many memories of him comfort you in the days ahead.
Joyce McConnell
 

Chris Leiter Posted at 11:19pm

Thank you Aunt Joyce 💖
NB

Nova A. Brettell

Posted at 06:27am
R.I.P MY COUSIN
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Nova A. Brettell

Posted at 06:26am
Jim.................FLY HIGH MY COUSIN
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