John H. McConnell, 92, of Green Springs, OH passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He was born on July 1, 1924 in Bellevue, OH, the son of Don and Gertrude (MacDonald) McConnell. He was a 1942 graduate of Green Springs High School.
John served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a Glider Pilot and was commissioned as a Flight Officer in January of 1945. John was deployed to the European Theater where he co-piloted C47’s, hauling gas down the Pipeline to Patton.
John married Hope Hoke on June 16, 1946 in Green Springs and she preceded him in death on January 17, 1994.
John retired from National Machinery in Tiffin. He was a Life member of the American Legion, a member of the 40 ET 8, Green Springs Volunteer Fire Department and a Charter member of Stemtown Museum. He also belonged to the Green Springs United Methodist Church and
John is survived by his children, Michele “Micki” (Tom) Sherman, Green Springs, OH and Scott (Bonnie) McConnell, Helena, OH; grandchildren, Kerri (Matt) Moyer, Kristin (Brian) Woodall, Shane (Angie) McConnell, Kendra Sherman, Ian McConnell, eight great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of forty-eight years, Hope McConnell and grandson, John Sherman.
Visitation: Monday from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 211 N. Broadway St, Green Springs, OH.
Service: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:00 am at the funeral home with one hour of visitation from 10 – 11 am prior to the service, with Pastor Christine Tobergte officiating.
Burial: Green Springs Cemetery with Military Honor’s.
Memorials: Hospice of ProMedica Memorial Hospital or Donor’s Choice.
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Jim and DiAnna Aller
Sending sympathy and prayers to the whole family. Had many yrs as a child with this great family!!! He was quite a guy. Loved his card games for sure. Family remember all the great times you had . He lived his life to the fullest for sure!!! R I P dear John!!!
Deepest sympathy to the McConnell Family. John was always a joy to be around, whether it was playing cards, visiting him on Sundays, stopping by the house, he always had a smile on his face and put one on mine. I was so honored and grateful to be a part of his life, he not only put a smile on my face, but he taught me so much. I will miss our talks, visits and our casino trips. God got the best. Love, Jackie (Elchert) Flynn & Mike Flynn and Ryan Reser.