Guy McConnell

Obituary of Guy William McConnell

Guy William "Mac" McConnell, age 85, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2022 in Osage Beach, Missouri.  He was born January 19, 1937 in Freeport, Illinois, the son of Guy, Sr. and Hazel (Rittenhouse) McConnell.


Mac earned his pilot's license at the age of 16 and loved to fly his airplane frequently before enlisting in the US Army.   Mac served his country proudly from January 21, 1954 to July 5, 1958.  After his honorable discharge, Mac worked as a pipe fitter for Northwestern Steel and retired after 31 years of service.


Mac's amazing work ethic was an example to so many and the list of things he loved to do would be numerous.  He loved cooking and browsing around flea markets in his spare time.  Standing out above all, would be his loving  and caring nature for everyone around him.  He was a man of few words, but when he spoke, there was great purpose and meaning and you couldn't help but listen to every word he said. His greatest joy was spending time with his kids and grandkids.


Mac was a loving father and grandfather who was known to always put others first before himself.  He always made sure everyone around him was taken care of.  His selfless nature will be greatly missed. 


Mac is survived by his sons, Guy W. (little Mac) McConnell  III,  Nick McConnell, John McConnell, and Richard Ward; his daughter, Lisa McConnell Pollock; his grandchildren, Maddox McConnell, Conner McConnell, Cohen McConnell, Sabrina Krage, Tabatha Krage,  Billy Krage, and Autumn Pollock.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Hazel McConnell; his son, Bill Ward;  his daughter, Teresa Dewey; his granddaughter Paula Foreman; and his sisters, Lorene Williams, Delores Royer, Lois Royer, Guireka  Brinkmeier, and Roxanne Patterson.


No formal services are scheduled at this time.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Guy
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes and Crematory