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Graveside Service

Rosemond Grove Cemetery
Monday June 15th, 2020

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Robert F. McConnell

Robert F. McConnell, 93 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 6:35 p.m. at his home in rural Taylorville, IL. He was born on July 1, 1926 in May TWP in Christian County, IL the son of Charles and Emma (Jackson) McConnell. He married R. Louise Coffey on August 17, 1945 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on July 14, 2011. Bob graduated from Taylorville High School in 1944. He lived on the family farm, east of Sharpsburg for 69 years. He farmed for 54 years and formed Bob-O-Lou Hereford Farm in 1957 where he showed and sold cattle in North America. He was an auctioneer for 35 years, he was active in Farm Bureau for 13 years and was president of that board for 4 years, and he served on the Stonington Grain Cooperative for 10 years as director, director of the Illinois Hereford Assn for several years where he was named 1998 Illinois Hereford man of the year. In his spare time, Bob loved to play blackjack in Las Vegas and St. Louis.

He is survived by his Sons: Robert (Toni) McConnell Jr. of OK, Gary (Debbie) McConnell of Kincaid, IL, Daniel (Patti) McConnell of Edinburg, IL; Daughters: Sharon (Ron) Sutzer of Chatham & Mardell (Melinda) McConnell of Carlinville, IL; Several Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren; Fiancé: Magel Pearson of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and Son: Lyndon McConnell, Granddaughter: Brandy McConnell, Brothers: Ray and Don; Sisters: Hazel, Helen, Hilda and Ruth.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Old Stonington Cemetery in Rural Stonington, IL with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. The family will be having a celebration of life service at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Midland United Methodist Church 600 Tower Pl. Kincaid, IL 62540. 

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

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Danny and Mardell, sorry for your loss. Hope your memories console you during the days to come. It's been a long time since I was your English teacher. Mardell, I still have the letter you wrote when you were in college.

Deberah Smith Jun 14 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Family
So sorry for the loss of your father. Perhaps you remember my siblings or me from when we were children and visited your family. I can remember staying with your family and fishing on a pond (I think) on your farm.
My memories of your parents were always lovely people who enjoyed family life. Your dad always wore a smile and was a happy & jovial person.
Bob Long (oldest son of Lloyd & Lillian Long in Lovington)

Bob Long Jun 12 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Gary and family,
Sorry to learn of Bob's death. I was lucky enough to meet some wonderful people when I worked in Taylorville. I always enjoyed talking with Bob. He was certainly "one of the good guys".

Gary Lewis Jun 12 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Sharon and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

M. Frances and Neil Welters

princess3217@comcast.net Jun 11 2020 12:00 AM

Robert you will be greatly missed, Im so glad I got the pleasure of knowing you. I love you dad Sharis from your doctors office

Sharis Jun 11 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Gary and Family
Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Bob about cattle and farming.
Jeff Scott

JEFF Scott Jun 11 2020 12:00 AM