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Idajean McConnell

May 4, 1940 March 30, 2016
Idajean McConnell
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Idajean McConnell, 75, of Princeton, IN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at The Waters of Princeton Nursing Home in Princeton, IN.

She was born on May 4, 1940 in Petersburg, IN, the daughter of WB “Hop” and Margaret (Bamberger) Weathers. Idajean graduated from Petersburg High School and went on to get an Associate’s Degree at Vincennes University in Mathematics. Most of Idajean’s working career was spent in clothing retail. She loved meeting and helping people.

Among Idajean’s hobbies she enjoyed reading and travelling with her children. One of her favorite trips was with her daughter Rebecca to Dingle, Ireland. Idajean will always be remembered for her great sense of humor. Her family was her pride and joy and she loved the time she spent with them. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Rebecca (Mike Newtown) McConnell of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Laura (Sam) Sanders of Mount Carmel; granddaughter, Mackenzie Sanders; sister, Sandra (Don) Ficklin of Sullivan, IN; brother, Tom (Lois) Weathers of MI; many loved nieces and nephews.

Idajean was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Ivan McConnell.

In keeping with Idajean's wishes, she will be cremated and no formal services will be held. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at The Waters of Princeton, Dr. Thomas Waits & Staff and St. Mary’s Medical Center for the compassionate care given to Idajean.

In keeping with her love for animals, memorial contributions may be made in Idajean’s memory to your local animal shelter.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Idajean’s tribute wall and leave online condolences for the McConnell family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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