Wayne E. McConnell

Born: Mon., May 30, 1938
Died: Mon., May 22, 2017

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          Wayne E. McConnell, 78, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at Mt. Carmel West Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

          He was born near Woodsfield, Ohio on May 30, 1938 a son of the late Edwin and Vera Ault McConnell.

          He was a former inspection foreman at Conalco Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio and was an owner of the former Woodsfield Tire, Woodsfield, Ohio.  He was also a former employee at Buckeye Ford, London, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio.

          Wayne enjoyed harness racing, feeding the birds and squirrels, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Ohio State Buckeye fan.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Wallace McConnell on February 16, 2012; one brother, Willard "Bid" McConnell; one sister, Darlene Warner; and a nephew, Bruce McConnell.

          Surviving are two daughters, Kelly Thomas and her fiancé Dan Isaly of Woodsfield, Ohio, Jenny (Mike) Legats of New Concord, Ohio; three sons, Richard "Richie" McConnell of Woodsfield, Ohio, Stephen (Lisa) McConnell of Arkansas, Nathan McConnell of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Sharon (Dick) Harris of New Concord, Ohio; one brother, Dale McConnell of Meadowlands, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren, Hunter and Alexis Thomas, Levi, Garrett, and Wyatt Brown, Elizabeth, Elaine, and Grant McConnell; several nieces and nephews.

          There will be no visitation or service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life of Guernsey County or to the Cancer Gas Cards Inc., c/o Shirley Brown, 48397 Keylor Hill Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

          Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

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Steve and Denise Harris
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
Rich, Kelly, Stephen, Jenny, Nate, Sharon and Dale,
Our hearts are sad along with yours with the passing of Wayne. He always had a smile. He was a good man. We loved him. Prayers for comfort and peace.

Mike, Julie and Corey Jones
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
To: Richie, Kelly and Family,

We are sending our most sincere sympathy in the passing of your Dad. He was well liked by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your family.

Greg, Annette & Chase Mercer
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
We are sending our deepest sympathy to your family at this difficult time. Let your wonderful memories comfort you in the days and weeks ahead.Your family will be in our prayers.

Fred McDonald
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family I was fortunate to have known Wayne when we worked at the Conalco Rolling Mill

John Ogden
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
To the McConnell and Wallace families, please accept my sincere condolences. Wayne was a great guy, and I always enjoyed talking with him when we would meet around town. He will be missed, but he is united again with his love. Thinking of you with sympathy and caring.

Denice LaRue
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
Jenny and Mike,

I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and father-in-law. Prayers of comfort for both of you.

Randy & Emma williams
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
Comfort and prayers for the whole family. Nice guy!

Diane Watson
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
My heart goes out to the family. Losing someone you love, leaves a big hole in your life, you will always have the wonderful memories. So sorry for your loss.

Wade and Donna Groves
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God be your comfort during this time. Wayne had a special place in Aunt Sylvia's heart too! She loved his visits!!!! He will be missed by all.

Suzette Tidrick
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
Jenny & Mike,

So sorry to hear of your loss.


Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Wayne E. McConnell, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Wayne E. McConnell, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
McConnell family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Wayne. He was a very caring, kind, and thoughtful person. I don't think I ever saw him that he did not have that awe-some smile on his face. May God wrap his loving arms around you, and bring you comfort and peace.
In Christian Love,

Donna Drum Parr
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
Dear Ones,

My heart is saddened to learn that Wayne has passed away... What a wonderful Son, Brother, Husband, Father and Friend.. Wayne always had a beautiful smile... He always seemed to be so very happy.. I'll miss seeing him when I visit Woodsfield. I know he is in a better place and is with his love, Betty.. Sending lots of prayers and love to all of you.. God has his arms wrapped around all of you to help mend your broken hearts.

Much Love
Donna Drum Parr

John & T:)
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
To The McConnell Family,

You have our deepest sympathy. Wayne was always nice & welcoming to me when I town at my parents. He would always give me a hug! He was fun-loving and will be deeply missed. Remember the good times!!!

Love, John & Teresa:)

Larry and Sue Bowles
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
Sending our love and sympathy to all of Wayne's family. He was loved so well, as a good man is always loved by his children.

Wayne Cline
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Worked with Wayne for years at Consolidated and we always took the time to laugh and joke a little.

The Zanolli Family
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will always cherish the memories of the conversations we had with Wayne when he visited his brother Dale on Meadowlands Farm.

The Fred Zanolli Family -- Meadowlands Fram

Rhea McCort Hupp
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was one of the good guys, such a nice person. He sure will be missed. My thoughts are with all of you.

Alan & Jan Hunt
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
Dear Family, Sorry to hear of your dads passing. I worked with him and Jan went to school with him and we will always remember him as a great guy. Our prayers will be with him on his next journey.

Jan and alan

sue wiley
   Posted Sun May 28, 2017
always enjoyed seeing betty and wayne-gone but not never forgotten-god bless

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