Barbara Ruth McConnell

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Barbara Ruth McConnell

Nov. 30, 1919 - Feb. 5, 2018

TRENTON, Neb. — Barbara Ruth McConnell of Trenton passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at El Dorado Manor. She was 98 years old.

Barbara was born on Nov. 30, 1919, at Trenton to parents, Perry Earl “P.E.” and Hope (Pember) Bentley. She graduated from Trenton High School with the class of 1937.

She was united in marriage to James Edward McConnell on Jan. 21, 1942 in McCook, Neb. They lived on the family farm southwest of Trenton. To this marriage two sons were born, Harold and Mack.

Barbara was a busy mother and homemaker but in her spare time she loved to read. She also worked at the Trenton Public Library for many years.

Preceding her in death were her parents, P.E. and Hope Bentley; her husband, Jim McConnell; son, Mack McConnell; one great-grandson, Zackery Schnabel; three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include her son, Harold “Hal” McConnell and wife, Shirley, of Trenton; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given in her name.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in Trenton.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, 3 p.m. at Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in Trenton. Burial will follow at the Trenton Cemetery.

Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel of Trenton is entrusted with arrangements.