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Mary Virginia Hathorn McConnell

SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER CITY, LA - Mary Virginia McConnell was born January 20, 1921 and peacefully entered God's presence Saturday, May 30, 2009. After graduating from Haynesville High School in 1937, Mary Virginia earned a business teaching degree from Northwestern in Natchitoches in 1941, and a Masters Degree from LSU, Baton Rouge in 1942. She attended summer school at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1947.

She taught for several years at Ouachita High School in Monroe, Fair Park High School and Lakeshore Jr. High both in Shreveport, concluding her education career at Springhill High School teaching business.

Mary V. was married to Charles Emmett "Jack" McConnell. They enjoyed 48 happy years together until his death on December 29, 2000. She loved and cared for two daughters, who will always remember and be thankful for the many ways she influenced their lives.

She was an active member of Central Baptist Church in Springhill where she lived most of her adult life, until moving to Bossier City in the fall of 2000. Her hobbies and interests included playing the piano, collecting coins and stamps, doing extensive geneology research and playing bridge.

She is survived by daughters, Malinda Gore and husband, Steve of Bossier City, LA; Lenae Scott and husband, David of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Ryan Gore and his fiance' Christina Crow, Reed Gore, Meredith Gore, Leigh Anne, Elizabeth and Chad Scott. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. "Jack" McConnell on December 29, 2000; her parents, Ernest Eldorado and Claudia Waller Hathorn.

Her family loved her greatly and will miss her and the encouragement she gave them to do their best and live in God's will. They would like to thank the staff of Merrill Gardens in Bossier City, Live Oak Skilled Nursing Facility in Shreveport and special care givers Vanessa Jones, Cathy Ware and Rose Young for all their love and attention to her every need.

Funeral services will be held Monday June 1, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. P.M. at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Everett officiating and Rev. Frank Gunn of Broadmoor Baptist Church, of Shreveport, LA assisting. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Springhill, LA.

Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Gore, David Scott, Ryan Gore, Reed Gore, Chad Scott, Patrick Spell and David Sawyer. Serving as an honorary pallbearer will be Arthur Stevens.

The family will recieve friends Sunday, at Bailey Mortuary 3:00 to 6:00 P.M.

Sign our online guestbook at Bailey Mortuary, Inc.

Springhill, LA 318-539-3555
Published in Shreveport Times from May 31 to June 1, 2009
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