Genadine 'Jenny' McConnell, age 96, of Quincy, died Friday, February 7, 2020, at 8:20 am in her home.
Genadine was born August 29, 1923 in Pittsfield, Illinois, the daughter of Otto and Nellie Willard Smithers. She married Leaton Lavene McConnell on February 9, 1944 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on November 1, 2005.
She graduated from Quincy High School in 1941. Jenny worked at State Street Store for over 32 years as a sports wear buyer.
Along with her husband, Jenny was a long time active member of Women of the Moose and Faith Journey Church. She loved to go bowling, earning multiple awards and patches, and spending time with her family fishing.
Jenny is survived by her three grandchildren, Derek (Colleen) McConnell of Mesa, AZ, Jason McConnell of Nine Mile Falls, WA, and Janine McConnell of Mesa, AZ; four great grandchildren, Brice, Conner, Jett and Paisley McConnell; and one great-great grandchild, Derex McConnell.
In addition to her husband, Jenny was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James McConnell; a sister, Geraldine "Jerry" Purdy; and two brothers, Kenneth Willard Smithers and Otto E. Smithers, Jr.
Services: 11:00 am Monday, February 17, 2020 at Faith Journey Church, with Pastor Ryan Wiemelt officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Monday, February 17, 2020 at Faith Journey Church
Memorials: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or Faith Journey Church
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
You were the sweetest person I have ever met, You are missed.
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