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Oak Hill Cemetery
Monday November 11th, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Sutton Memorial Home
Tuesday November 12th, 2019

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Pamela McConnell

Pamela McConnell, 63 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:09 a.m. at her home in Taylorville, IL. She was born on June 28, 1956 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Mick and Pat (Sparling) Emmerling. She married Lyndon McConnell on July 7, 2007 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on November 11, 2012. Pam worked as the Principal at South Elementary School in Taylorville. She was a member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge #1416, Alpha PHI and the National Education Association. Pam loved her kids and grandkids and was passionate about her career as an educator. In her free time, she loved spending time with her friends and traveling.

She is survived by her Sons: Tyler (Katie) Payne of Sherman, IL; Cory Payne (Mattti Jordan) of Taylorville, IL; Brady McConnell of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Megan Hunsley (Chad Pfieffer) of Taylorville, IL; Brittni (Jeremy) Gordon of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Emma, Ava and Lilah Payne; Chase, Curt and Chloe Hunsley; Noah and Haylee Bliler; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister: Barbie Emmerling.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in rural Sharpsburg, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Taylorville School District # 3 512 W. Spresser St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Christian County Animal Control 300 S. Baughman Rd. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Pamela McConnell

Chloe Nov 5 2020 12:00 AM

I am sending this with tears in my eyes because anybody who knew Pam hes probably totally heartbroken. I was honored to know her for many years both during her tenure in the Taylorville schools and After. Pam loved children, loved education, and just loved!She was a very special woman. Camp Care-A-Lot, a local residential camp in Springfield and Jacksonville, was blessed to have a friend like her. For many years she worked with families to send as many children from Taylorville school district as she could to spend a week living, playing, and learning with other elementary school age children from around Central Illinois. She went way above and beyond as she drove children back-and-forth to Taylorville, stayed with them to get them checked in, and pick them up afterwards, always with hugs and words of pride for the children. The community of camp will miss her greatly as I know the community of Taylorville, her friends and her family will miss her. I personally always looked forward to seeing her because she always had a kind word to say about everybody and a beautiful bright smile. Along with the children who attended camp and her fellow educators, I grieve for the people who have never met her and who never had her touched their lives. She was a role model to young and old alike. I am a better person for knowing her and I know the children she sent to camp are all better for having her give them her love and her kindness.I am saddened by her loss on so many levels and I celebrate the person that she was and will always be in my heart. Thank you Pam for bringing joy to me and to so many people in the years you were on this earth. You are a gem among gems. Thank you for touching so many lives and making a positive difference in the lives of others. I am truly sorry we never got to have that lunch that we talked about the last time we saw each other, but more than that Im truly sorry not to have hugged that great Pam hug!!!

Eydee Schultz Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Pams passing. She was a classmate of mine, and she was such a sweet person. My condolences to the family.

Vickie Loreth Williams Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Pamela McConnell

Mary M. Barry-Young Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Pam. She was a sweetheart. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Mary M. Barry-Young Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM

My friend Pokey. Pokey and I were sorority sisters at EIU. She helped me navigate the difficulties of sorority, and college life. I have so many fond memories of her. She was my friend and protector. I will miss you Pokey.

Kathy Dugal Nov 12 2019 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Pam McConnell Family. She was a great part of the Edinburg School's staff for a long time. I am sorry for your loss.

Ken Jones Nov 12 2019 12:00 AM

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