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Jerry L. McConnell

October 28, 1934 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

Jerry L. McConnell, age 86, Albany, died Wednesday February 3, 2021 at home following an extended illness.  Born in Albany Oct. 28, 1934, he was a lifelong area resident and a 1953 graduate of Albany High School.  He worked at GM Delco Battery, Muncie, for 39 years before retiring.  Jerry was a 50+ year member of Anthony Lodge No. 171, F. & A.M. and belonged to York Rite, Anderson.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and his “cross in my pocket” distribution ministry.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 65 years, Mary J. McConnell; daughter: Brenda L. Roach, Albany; sons: Jon B. McConnell, Albany, and Edward J. McConnell (wife: Rebecca), Dunkirk; brother: Paul D. “Butch” McConnell (fiancé: Donna), Largo, FL; sister: Peggy J. Bales Bullock, Melbourne, FL; 7 grandchildren: Leslie Gates (husband: Jason), Nick Roach, Andrea Lee (fiancé: Brandon Davis), Stefan McConnell (wife: Stephanie), Janalee McConnell (friend: Dee), Matthew McConnell (friend: Sidney), and Landen McConnell; 7 great-grandchildren: Emilee Gates, Taylor Gates, Aliasia, Kobe Bennett (wife: Moniquic), Hunter McConnell, Hannah McConnell, and Hugh McConnell; 1 great-great-grandchild: Deklon Bennett.

He is preceded in death by his father: Ross McConnell, and mother: Catherine (Strong) McConnell Summers; son-in-law: Paul Roach, and 2 brothers-in-law: George Bales and James Bullock.

Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Meacham Funeral Service.  Cremation will follow with private entombment at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Visiting hours are Saturday from 2 until 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to Albany Beautification Committee, P.O. Box 73, Albany, IN 47320 or American Diabetes Association - Indianapolis Office, 6415 Castleway West Dr., Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 6, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Meacham Funeral Service
648 W State St
Albany, IN 47320

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 6, 2021

4:00 PM
Meacham Funeral Service
648 W State St
Albany, IN 47320

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