H. Louise VanFossen McConnachie
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.