Mrs. W.C. M’Connell Died Here Tuesday

Was Sick Short Time After Returning From New York

Mrs. Hama [sic] Rorick McConnell, widow of the late Willard C. McConnell, an Adrian business man for many years, died yesterday afternoon in her home on South Main Street, after a short illness of a complication of diseases. Mrs. McConnell, who had made her home with her only daughter, Mrs. Wallace D. McLean and family, in Rye, New York, since the death of Mr. McConnell, had come to spend a short time in her home here, and was taken ill soon after her arrival.

She was born in Wauseon, Ohio, her parents being John C. and Emma Rorick, and upon her marriage to Mr. McConnell, November 22, 1888, came to Adrian to reside. Two children were born to them, Ada Rorick McConnell, now the wife of W.D. McLean, and Cleantha Park McConnell, whose death occurred in April, 1919. Mr. McConnell passed away February 9, 1921. In addition to her only daughter, Mrs. McConnell is survived by two grandchildren, Wallace Willard and Catherine Elizabeth McLean of Rye, N.Y., of whom she was very fond. Mrs. McConnell was of a quiet, retiring disposition and although her daughter and family constituted her chief interest in life, she was ever on the alert to relieve suffering, frequently sending gifts of money and clothing to the charitable institutions in this city.

The funeral services will be held at the home, 333 South Main Street, Friday morning at 11 o’clock. The Episcopal service will be conducted by the Rev. J.J. Preston of Tecumseh and the body will be placed in the mausoleum on the family lot in Oakwood cemetery, beside the bodies of her daughter and husband.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, October 19, 1927.

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