BELLVILLE: Helen J. McConachie passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. She was 84.
She was born November 1, 1931 to parents Herbert & Grace (Hazlet) Bookman in Loudonville. Helen was graduated from Butler High School.
Helen worked at Gorman Rupp, where she worked until retiring.
To say that Helen was a good cook would be an understatement. At all of her family functions the homemade rolls she made were the first thing that everyone would be trying to get. Her friends and family will miss her laughter and good sense of humor. But above all, Helen cherished her family, taking care of her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by children Shawn McConachie of Bellville, Neal (Sandy) McConachie of Bellville, Kevin McConachie of Bellville, Kelly McConachie of Bellville and Kathy (James) Knapp of Alamogordo, NM; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; siblings Kenny (Betty) Bookman of La Rue and Marilyn Matthews of San Antonio, TX; sister-in-law Kay Bookman of McConnelsville and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Linda Bookman, Marian Bates and Ralph Bookman.
The McConachie family will receive friends Monday, January 18, 2016 from 12-2 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where her funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Contributions in Helen's memory to Bellville-Jefferson Twp Fire & Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Helen's family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them —or to watch her tribute video— at SnyderFuneralHomes.com