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Paul "Slick" Earl McConnell

May 22, 1935 February 3, 2019
Paul "Slick" Earl McConnell
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Paul E. McConnell, age 83, Carthage, MO, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 3, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, MO, surrounded by family and friends. Paul was born May 22, 1935 in Jasper, MO to the late Robert & Lois McConnell. Paul attended Westminster College in Fulton, MO. He served in the United States Air Force as a load master on a C124 airplane. Paul was employed with Dyno Nobel in Carthage for 34 years. He was known to most as “Slick”; he loved to buy and sell cars and “slick” them up. Paul married Sandra A. Parise on September 22, 1978; she survives.

Additional survivors include eight children, David McConnell (Nancy), Olathe, KS, Carrie Delphia, Leawood, KS, Angie Eastriege (Jim), Altoona, IA, Michael McConnell (Kathy), Altoona, IA, Heather Flower (Don), Olathe, KS, Brady McConnell (Christina), Spokane, WA, Becky Jacobs (Mike), Joplin, MO, and Brett Berziel, Joplin, MO; two sisters, Helen Bowser (Chuck), Ozark, MO and Sharon Southern (Gene), Joplin, MO; one brother, Bobby McConnell (Doris), Carthage, MO; thirteen grandchildren, Matt McConnell (Jamie), A.J. McConnell (Jenny), Emori Delphia, Tiffany Wintrode, Zachary McConnell, Max Flower, A.J. Flower, Faith McConnell, Ava McConnell, Elijah McConnell, Grace Jacobs, Ally Jacobs, and Lilly Jacobs; six great-grandchildren, Bailey, Maven, Emaline, Barrett, Taryn, and Raelyn; and six nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one granddaughter, Megan McConnell.

Visitation will be held 2-3 pm, Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Memorial services will immediately follow at 3 pm. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, MO. Memorial gifts are suggested to First United Methodist Church, Joplin, MO in care of Knell Mortuary. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.


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Visitation

Thursday

7

Feb

2:00 PM 2/7/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2/7/2019 3:00:00 PM
Knell Mortuary

308 W. Chestnut
Carthage, MO 64836

Knell Mortuary
308 W. Chestnut Carthage 64836 MO
United States

Memorial Service

Thursday

7

Feb

3:00 PM 2/7/2019 3:00:00 PM
Knell Mortuary

308 W. Chestnut
Carthage, MO 64836

Knell Mortuary
308 W. Chestnut Carthage 64836 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

415 N. St Louis St.
Joplin, MO 64836

415 N. St Louis St. Joplin 64836 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Knell Mortuary

Memorial gifts are suggested to First United Methodist Church, Joplin, MO in care of Knell Mortuary.
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