Mount Vernon News
  • Margaret S. McConnell

  • May 9, 2011

MARYSVILLE — Margaret S. McConnell, 97, of Marysville, formerly of Mount Vernon, died on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Milcrest Nursing Center in Marysville.

Margaret was born Jan. 16, 1914, in Colerain to Lewis C. and Myrtle (Ferguson) Starbuck. She and her husband, George, were co-owners of McConnell Berry Farm near Mount Vernon. She was a member since 1955 of the Green Valley United Methodist Church, former member of the United Methodist Women, Mount Vernon League of Women Voters, Green Valley Grange and Green Valley Garden Club.

She is survived by five sons, David R. (jim justice) McConnell of Sedro-Woolley, Wash., E. Lee (Diane) McConnell of Three Rivers, Mich., Robert L. (Debby) McConnell of Independence, W.Va., J. Richard (Jeannette) McConnell of Marysville and Donald G. McConnell of Eureka Springs, Ark.; a daughter, Nancy Mock of Quincy, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray Starbuck of Salem; and two sisters, Sara Schaefer of Bowling Green and Edie Berger of Sycamore.

Besides her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, George E. McConnell, in 1989; a brother, Harry Starbuck; two sisters, Lena Althouse and Helen Moser; and a grandson, Bill McConnell.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. at the Green Valley United Methodist Church with her nephew, the Rev. Dale Schaefer officiating. Friends may call at the church two hours before the funeral service. Burial will follow in Green Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Women, c/o Green Valley United Methodist Church, 9288 Green Valley Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send a private online condolence to the family, visit

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Margaret S. McConnell

Cards of sympathy can be sent to J. Richard McConnell, 19530 Dog Leg Road, Marysville, OH 43040.

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