Cecelia Rose McConville, age 81, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
She was born June 5, 1926, to Oscar Allyn and Martha Victoria (Behnke) Teel in Freedom. She graduated from Havanna High School in 1943.
She married Charles McConville at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola on May 29, 1947. To this union nine children were born. She taught in rural schools for three years.
She was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, the Altar Society and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the Grand Generation and the Indianola Good Friends for the grade school.
She enjoyed her family, friends, playing cards, and playing the piano.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Martha; infant daughter, Mary; three brothers, Lawrence Teel, Robert Teel and Ray Teel; two sisters, Mary Alice Teel and Gertrude Wagner.
She is survived by her husband, Charles of Indianola; sons, Duane McConville and wife, Leigh of Des Moines, Iowa, Donald McConville and wife, Pam of Indianola, Kenneth McConville of North Platte, Kevin McConville and wife, Kathy of San Diego, Calif., and Larry McConville of Austin, Texas; daughters, Amrita Burdick of Kansas City, Mo., Diane McConville-Bieker and husband, Ron of Harrison, Ark., Cheryl Linegar and husband, Dan of Hemingford and Annette Gruhn and husband James, of Yutan; brothers, Brother Harold Teel of Belise, Central America, and Brother Matthew Teel of Perryville, Mo.; sister, Clarissa Uerling of Fort Smith, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in her name. Contributions will be forwarded to Brother Harold Teel for support of the Teel School in Honduras. The school was originally constructed in memory of her father, Oscar Teel.
Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola with Father Thomas McGuire as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery.
Rosary will be Monday, at 7 p.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church.
Visitation is today until 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. -- noon and Monday 9 a.m. -- 3 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home and Monday 4 -- 7 p.m. at the church.
Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.