Ruth Irene McConnell

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McCONNELL, Ruth Irene

Ascended into the Light of God on Saturday, March 19, 2011. She was born in Spokane on July 1, 1926 of parents William Whipps and Amelia (Olson) Whipps. Ruth was preceded by her parents, and eight older brothers and sisters, and is survived by her sisters Daisy Mitchell and Virginia Williams, as well as nephews and nieces.
Ruth is survived by her sons Mark McConnell and Monte McConnell, and grandsons Mark Sean McConnell and Matthew McConnell, as well as great-grandchild Stacey McConnell. Ruth lived a simple life more attuned to spirituality than wealth. Ruth was a self-taught painter, and some pictures may be seen at She was always trying to give. She remains dearly beloved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A private remembrance will be held.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2011
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