Lillian McConnell

Posted Online: March 16, 2014, 7:41 pm
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Lillian E. McConnell, 94, of Aledo, formerly of Milan, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Genesis Senior Living, Aledo.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Taylor Ridge United Methodist Church, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at Chapel Grove Cemetery, Taylor Ridge. Memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan.
Lillian was born June 1, 1919, in rural Milan, a daughter of Charles O. and Olive M. Bone McConnell. She was a lifelong faithful member of Taylor Ridge United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her nieces, Sylvia (Harry) Petty and Virginia (Larry) Schmidt, three great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Evelyn Curry.
The family wishes to express a special "thank you" to the staff of Genesis Senior Living for the loving care given to our "Aunt Lin."
Online condolences may be left for the family at


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