M. Leona (Johnson) McConaughay (1917 - 2015)

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M. Leona McConaughay, 98, of Brownstown, passed away at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Brownstown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Don Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Griffith Cemetery in rural Brownstown. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown. Memorials: Brownstown United Methodist Church or donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Mrs. McConaughay was born on Thursday, Sept. 6, 1917, in Tecumseh, Okla., the daughter of J. Wesley and Gertrude McPherson Johnson. She married Charles Edward McConaughay on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1937; he preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1986.
She was a retired school teacher and taught in the Brownstown School District. She was a member of Brownstown United Methodist Church, Sefton Home Extension, Illinois Retired Teachers Association and Fayette County Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Bette Stolte; grandchildren, Kathy Schniepp, Charl Bechel, Charles M. McConaughay and Ed McConaughay; 13 great-grandchidlren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Charles Wesley McConaughay; brothers, J.D. Johnson and Earl Johnson; and a sister, Betty Johnson Sheafor.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Sept. 22 to Sept. 30, 2015
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