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NORMAL — Gloria June McConnell, 90, of Normal, passed away at 2:06 a.m. Monday (April 24, 2017) at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.

Private family graveside service will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born May 30, 1926, in Bloomington, a daughter of George and Dorothy Holland Kleese. She married John R. McConnell on Feb. 14, 1953, in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1978.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Kenny) Wood and Kimberley (Jason) McHenry; two grandchildren, Janelle Graham and Jason Schultz; and two great-grandchildren, Abigail Graham and Madilyn Graham.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; and a grandson, Joshua Schultz.

Gloria graduated from Bloomington High School and volunteered with the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. She held positions with several area companies, including Model Paris Dry Cleaner’s, State Farm and Kenny’s Delivery. Gloria was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Bloomington. She loved to read, shop, listen to country music, watch “Dancing with the Stars,” and dine at restaurants. Gloria’s favorite holiday was Christmas. She will be greatly missed and we’re sure she is dancing in Heaven.

To express condolences, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.

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