Creston, Union County, Iowa
December 14, 1989
GLADYS McCONNELL DIES - Mount Ayr
Gladys McCONNELL, 85, of Mount Ayr, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 1989 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.
She was born May 18, 1904, in Ellston, the daughter of John and Isabel (CANFIELD) DUKES. She married J. D.
McCONNELL and he preceded her in death in 1959.
She grew up in Ellston and lived most of her life in Shannon City prior to moving to Mount Ayr in 1986. She was a school
teacher and homemaker and longtime member of the Shannon City United Methodist Church, later transferring her
membership to the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church.
Mrs. McCONNELL is survived by a son, Keith McCONNELL of Mount Ayr; two daughters, Joan KELLEY of Show-Low, Ariz., and
Barbara and husband, Clyde SWINEHART of Creston; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church at Mount Ayr with the
Rev. Jerry AVISE-ROUSE officiating. Burial will be at the Ellston Cemetery with the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home of
Mount Ayr in charge of the arrangements.
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