Born September 29, 1918, at Risco, a son of the late Gilbert Arthur and Grace Williams McConnell he served with the U.S. Army in World War II.
On April 3, 1940 at Malden, Mo., he married Elizabeth Adale Dubois who survives at Malden.
Other survivors include one son, Reuben Dale McConnell of Placerville, Calif.; one sister, Norma Ellsworth of Dexter, Mo., and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry McConnell; two brothers, Chester McConnell and Glenn McConnell and two sisters, Hazel Wiggs and Velta Burris.
Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 25, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 25, at Memorial Park Cemetery at Cape Girardeau, Mo., with the Rev. Mark Powell officiating.