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Frances McConnell Osceola

Published: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 11:57 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 4:05 p.m. CDT

Frances McConnell, 99, of Osceola died Oct. 8, 2013, at Clarke County Hospital.

There will be no services. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, 300 S. Main St., Osceola, IA 50213. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.

Frances Myrtle McConnell, daughter of Maude Frances (Jones) and Charley Clark Horton, was born May 22, 1914, in Lucas County.

Frances received her early education in Lucas County and graduated from LeRoy High School.

On Oct. 22, 1955, Frances married Harold Wayne McConnell in Creston.

Frances worked at the bakery at Rindy’s Grocery Store, Snowdons and as a school cook.

Frances was a longtime member of Osceola First Christian Church.

Frances is survived by her daughter Kay Gaumer of Osceola; grandchildren, Gary (Sue) Gaumer of Kansas City, Mo., and Scott Gaumer, Kim (Roger) Carson, Deb (Dan) Lewis and Brenda Buckingham, all of Osceola; great-grandchildren, Nikki, Brandi (Bryan), Greg (Chenille), Jacob, Rachelle, Dylan, Brett, Kyle, Michael, Tyler, Christy (Kelly), Brodie (Heather) and Sabrina; great-great-grandchildren, Riley, Austin, Tori, Ethan, Gabriela, Malachi, Zachary, Zander, Marek, Keara, Coltin, Keirston, Keelan, Kolben, Kacee Ray, Bailey, Andie, Blake and Tinsley; nephews, Don Hitt, Pat Edwards and Jeff Edwards; special friends, Rusty and Lila Haltom; other relatives and many friends.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law Paul Gene Gaumer, granddaughter-in-law Carol Gaumer; sisters, Georgia Hitt, Florence Horton and Nelda Edwards; brothers-in-law, Roy Hitt and Gerald Edwards; nephew Jim Hitt; and nieces, Marilyn Hitt and Ann Hitt.

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