KENNEDY - Marcella Geane McConnell, 75, of Route 83, South Dayton, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 in the home of her daughter Lori Steward and husband Ken in Kennedy, while under the care of Hospice. She was born August 22, 1937 in Jamestown the daughter of the late Axel
Ivar and Florence Kelly Colander. Marcella was a 1956 graduate of Pine Valley Central. Following school, she went on to work for Proto
Tool in Jamestown. After the birth of her children, she was a home maker and later became the Food Service Manager for 30 years
Marcella Geane McConnell
at Pine Valley Central School, retiring in 2006. For many years she had also been the cook for the Cherry Creek Veteran of Foreign Wars Post.
Marcella was raised in the Methodist Church. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother and loved spending time with her family. She is survived by two daughters; Lisa McConnell of South Dayton and Lori Steward and husband Ken of Kennedy, five grandchildren: Garrett Hansen, Kaleb Steward, Kendell Steward, Sadie Steward and Grady Steward, her mother-in-law, Mildred McConnell of Batavia, two sisters, Marilyn Milliman and husband Merle of Fairport, NY and Eleanor Bennett and her husband Sam of Cassadaga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. McConnell, whom she married September 15, 1957 and who preceded her on June 10, 2003 and two sisters; Onlee Danker and Carol Laska. As per Marcella's wishes, there will be no visitation observed. A Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012 in the in the Villenova
Cemetery in South Dayton. The Rev. Rodney Mileham will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home
in Randolph. To leave a condolence, log onto www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com Memorials may be sent to the Ellington Volunteer