Rhea Kathryn Connelly

Rhea Kathryn Connelly, 90 of Lawrence and formerly of McLouth died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born September 8, 1921 at McLouth, the daughter of Daniel “Dan” Webster and Bertie A. Stigleman Jeffers. She had lived in McLouth most of her life and was a 1939 graduate of McLouth High School. Mrs. Connelly was a homemaker and had worked in the cafeteria of the Winchester Public Schools where she was active in the P.T.A. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of McLouth, a member and former chairperson of the American Baptist Women. She was married to Marvin Thomas Connelly on May 11, 1940 at Winchester, Marvin survives at their home. Other survivors include one son, Gary (Becky) Connelly, Lawrence, one daughter, Marion (Gary) Tommer, Kansas City, KS., four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, Feb., 2, at the First Baptist Church of McLouth. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday at the Barnett Family Funeral Home, 1220 Walnut (Hwy 59) in Oskaloosa where Mrs. Connelly will lie in state after 11:00 AM Thursday. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of McLouth in care of the Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066. www.barnettfamilyfh.com.