Mae E. McConnell

01/12/1916 — 07/02/2006

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Sandusky, Ohio

Mae E. McConnell

Einan’s Funeral Home

Mae E. McConnell

Mae’s bedside was attended by loving family and caregivers during the last several days as she passed over to Heaven. She was born on January 12th, 1916 in Sandusky Ohio. After attending Moody Bible School, Mae worked as a missionary and was almost caught in China during the Boxer rebellion. She was working for a church in Chicago when she met and married Ray. They later moved to California where they raised five children. Along with continuing her church work, being a wife and mother, Mae went back to school and became a nurse at Pomona Valley Hospital. After Ray’s passing, Mae moved to the Tri-Cities in 1986 to live by her only daughter, Dottie Carrell of Richland.

While living in Pasco, Mae attended Pasco First Christian Church and taught Sunday school there as well as serving on the “Folding Group” at that church for years. She also did volunteer work for Child Evangelism and was a member of Pasco Senior Citizens. Mae enjoyed baking, gardening, and sewing for others – especially her grandchildren.

Mae was always sweet natured, generous, forgiving, firm yet loving, and the perfect inspirational example of how to be our Mother, Grandmother, friend, and Woman of God. Mae would make all who entered her home feel special as she would take the time to have caring conversations with all of us. Always a hard worker, Mae worked hardest at serving others – even after her stroke, when she could not do much physically, she never asked anyone to do for her what she could do for herself. Even before she lost the ability to speak, Mae was quiet but spoke volumes with her sweet, sweet smile and loving eyes. Most of all, Mae would want us to tell of her strong faith that carried her through hard times and joy equally. As her wonderful spirit lives on she remains the best example of a Christian we shall ever see.

Mae was preceded in death by her loving husband Ray McConnell, her sister Dorothy Kersten, her sister-in-law Marie Anderson, as well as numerous friends.

She is survived by her daughter Dottie Carrell of Richland; son-in-law Bob Carrell, grandchildren Tyler and Kelsey Zoe Baumgartner; Sons Paul, John, Jim, and Dave McConnell living in Southern California; Grandchildren in California, Cori Ann Steve Cuadras, Codi McConnell, Laura and Irene McConnell, Brian McConnell; daughters-in-law Judy, Diana, Wanda and Dawn McConnell; and three great-grandchildren. .

Mae’s final resting place will be at Pomona Mausoleum where Ray was buried.

In lieu of flowers, please support the Knights of Columbus Community Hospital Equipment Lending Program Christ the King Parish Office: 946-1675.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 PM Monday, July 10th, 2006 at The Divine Fellowship Church, 513 Barth St., Richland, WA.

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  • I will miss you mae!!! you brought great joy with your warm smile and laughter. I love you, till we meet again

    juanita searles
    November 4, 2014
    benton, city, WA, US
  • Mae was a gem. We will always remember her gentle spirit fondly. Our thoughts are with you Dottie, Bob, Tyler, and Kelsey. So sorry we will miss the memorial service, as we are leaving town early Monday morning.

    Doug & Sally Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I got on line from the cabin and got to see this beautiful obituary. Good job. Talk to you later

    Jan Stoffel
    November 4, 2014
    Coos, Bay, US
  • Rest in Peace Mom. God bless you.

    Jim and Diana McConnell
    November 4, 2014
    Covina, CA, US