Jeanine B. McConnell, 68, Ephrata Area Social Service assistant director, mother of two

By on August 10, 2016

Jeanine B. McConnell, 68, of Lancaster, formerly of Ephrata, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Magnolias of Lancaster.

Born in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Kathleen (Thompson) Beatie. Jeanine was the loving wife of Thomas J. McConnell, with whom she had celebrated nearly 48 years of marriage.

Jeanine attended the University of Delaware and the Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a certificate for office management. She held two positions which she especially loved: the first was when she served as assistant director of Ephrata Area Social Services; the second was her position as manager of Cocalico Senior Center, where she earned the nickname, “Mrs. Fun.” Jeanine was a faithful member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she served as deaconess.

In addition to her husband, Jeanine is survived by two sons: Thompson O. McConnell, husband of Betsy, of Lititz; and G. Scott McConnell, husband of Sarah, of Wilmington, Del.; eight grandchildren; and her sister: Patricia Brown, wife of James, of Clermont, Fla.

Jeanine was preceded in death by her brother: David Beatie.

Memorial services were held Aug. 9 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, with the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Rogers officiating. Interment was private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jeanine’s memory, to Westminster Presbyterian Church Mission Fund; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or

To leave the family an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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