McConnell, Marion Louise
of Kalamazoo, Michigan
Passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 at Park Place Assisted Living at the age of 95 years old. Marion was born in Kalamazoo on November 15, 1916, the daughter of Roy K. and Louise (Lulu) Rineveld McConnell. She grew up in the Washington Square neighborhood and later received Bachelors Degrees from Western Michigan Normal College and Columbia University. She went on to receive a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan. She worked as a teacher and a librarian and was an avid reader who kept a log of books she read from the 1930's until 2007.
Marion gave up her career to come back to Kalamazoo to take care of her father. She enjoyed playing the piano, taught French and Latin and volunteered for the Kalamazoo Commission for the Blind for which she received the Star Award. She was a longtime member of the Kalamazoo Friends Meeting"Quakers". Interment has taken place in Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on July 14, 2012 at the Kalamazoo Friends Meeting House at 508 Denner St. Memorials may be made to Kalamazoo Friends Meeting or Park Place Assisted Living. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 622 S.Burdick St.
Read Marion McConnell's Obituary and Guestbook on www.langelands.com.