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Marvin McConnell

December 12, 1929 ~ January 4, 2020 (age 90)

Obituary

Marvin C. McConnell, age 90 of Baldwin City, KS, passed away January 4, 2020 at his home. He was born in Kansas City, KS on December 12, 1929. Marvin grew up in the Kansas City, Ks area graduating from Wyandotte High School with the class of 1947. Marvin held many professions during his life. He delivered the Kansas City Kansan newspaper throughout high school. After graduating, Marvin worked for a locksmith before acquiring a job at Wilson's cooking and packaging meat to sell. He also spent time siding houses in the construction business before being drafted. Marvin served in the United States Army from April of 1951 to March of 1953 as a Private 1st Class and member of the 101st Airborne spending the majority of his time in Breckenridge, Kentucky. Upon returning to the Kansas City area, he went to work for Ford Motor Company in Claycomo, Missouri before becoming a machinist. Marvin spent 15 years as a machinist in Kansas City before relocating to San Jose, California where he worked as a machinist from 1970 through 1988. Upon initially retiring, Marvin returned to Kansas and served as a school custodian for 20 years where he eventually retired in 2008 at the age of 78. Marvin was a member of Post #58 American Legion, Topeka, KS, a proud member of the Arbor Society, who loved gardening and caring for his numerous trees on his farm. He was also very active in his retirement as his wife's first assistant during her many years of volunteering in the community for ECKAN and the Baldwin Nursing Home. On September 11, 1970 Marvin was united in marriage to Mildred C. Stout in Miami, OK. They shared forty-nine years of marriage until the passing of Mildred this past November. Marvin is survived by an adopted daughter, Debbie Slayden, Lees Summit, MO; ten grandchildren, Velita Smith and her husband, Steve, Anita Mathis and her husband, Bob, Jim Verstraete and his wife, Angi, Jeanie Verstraete and her husband, Roger, Chanse Mortenson, Linc Mortenson and his wife, Kim, Dustin Mortenson and his wife, Katie, Tiffany McCuiston, Cory Flethcer, Jade Slayden; twelve great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Mildred McConnell; two daughters, Jonnie Verstraete and her husband, Jim, Oralee Jacobs; and a great grandson, Tyler Verstraete. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City, KS. The family will meet with friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday prior to the service. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Memorial contributions can be made to Asana Hospice in c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006. Condolences may be sent through www.lamb-roberts.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Marvin McConnell please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Mt. Moriah Cemetery
10507 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO, 64131

Visitation

JAN 7. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City

712 Ninth Street P.O. Box 64

Baldwin City, KS, 66006

[email protected]

https://www.lamb-roberts.com

Service

JAN 7. 11:00 AM (CST)

Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City

712 Ninth Street P.O. Box 64

Baldwin City, KS, 66006

[email protected]

https://www.lamb-roberts.com

Graveside Services

JAN 7. 1:00 PM (CST)

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

10507 Holmes Road

Kansas City, MO, 64131

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