H. Louise VanFossen McConnachie

September 4, 1917 - October 19, 2008

09/04/1917 - 10/19/2008

Past Services

Tuesday October 21, 2008
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions
Wednesday October 22, 2008
Riverview Cemetery-East Liverpool
2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, OH 43920
330-385-9262 | Directions
Wednesday October 22, 2008
11:00 am
Trinity United Presbyterian Church
110 Main Blvd.
East Liverpool, OH 43920

Obituary for:
H. Louise VanFossen McConnachie
Age: 91

H. Louise VanFossen McConnachie, 91 of McCoy Avenue, East Liverpool, OH died on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the Hospice House in Poland, OH following a lengthy illness. She was born in East Liverpool, OH on September 4, 1917, a daughter of the late Harry and Jessie Shaw Wildblood.

Living her entire life in this area, she worked as a proofreader at American Paper Products. Mrs. McConnachie was a 1935 graduate of East Liverpool High School, making her a member of the Olde Guard. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, its Faith Group, the Diakonia Sunday School Class and played the piano at the church for over 70 years. She belonged to East Liverpool High School Alumni Association, the Goldenaires, Area Senior Citizens, BPW, Beaver Local Homemakers, Rescue Mission, Church Women United and played the piano for various community groups. Mrs. McConnachie enjoyed crocheting booties for her family and friends’ new babies.

Her first husband, Donald P. VanFossen died in 1952 and her second husband, Douglas S. McConnachie died in 1987.

Three daughters: Sandra Wille and her husband, Henry of Kansas City, Kansas, Donna Campbell and her husband Robert of East Liverpool and Linda Burke and her husband Jerry, with whom she resided; eight grandchildren: Richard Campbell and his wife Barbara of East Liverpool, Van Brock and his wife Roxanne of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, Philip Brock of Millersburg, Missouri, William Brock and his wife Sandy of Overland Park, Kansas, David Burke and his wife Barbara of Clearwater, FL, Todd Burke and his wife Ninette of East Liverpool, Lynn Miller and her husband Clark of East Liverpool and Scott Burke and his wife, Lisa of North Lima; fourteen great grandchildren, three great- great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews survive her.

Besides her parents and husbands, two brothers: James and Harry Wildblood and a sister, Mary Edith McWhorter preceded her in death.

Services will be held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Stephen Cramer officiating.

Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

The family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 from 4-8PM and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Nancy Reed
8 years ago

All of our thoughts are with you at this sad time in your lives. Your memories and her spirit will be with you always.

Sondra Bennett Newlun

Nancy Bennett Reed

Alan Wildblood
8 years ago

Dear Sandra, Donna, Linda and grandchildren,

I was sad to read of Louise’s passing and count it as a blessing that I was able to meet her once.

Please accept my sympathy and and allow me to convey feelings of loss from Wildbloods around the world.

George/Helen Vokovich
8 years ago


Upon learning of your Moms’ passing, we want to offer our sincerest sympathy.

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.


Catherine Chalk
8 years ago

Louise was the best great grandmother any one could want. She never forgot me at birthdays or holidays and until she became unable to a year or so ago wrote wonderful letters to me at least once a month. She was always supportive and encouraging and loved to hear what was going on in my life. She was thrilled by the birth of my two children, Zander age 4 and Ariana age 8 months, and I wish she had been able to meet them in person. I will miss her letters terribly, but take great comfort in the numerous afghans she made me over the years. I will plant her favorite flower, pansies, in my garden each year to remember her by and tell my children all about the great great grandmother that loved them so much. I am very grateful for my relationship with her daughter Donna, who has treated me with the love and kindness that I will so miss from Louise. God bless grandma Weezie, I love you.

Lawrence Boram Jr.
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about Louise. I enjoyed visiting with her on the few occasions I met her. I remember the striking visual and auditory resemblance to my grandmother and Louise’s sister, Mary Edith McWhorter.

DJ Larreau
8 years ago

We are sorry for you loss.