Mrs. McConnell was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Passaic, N.J., a daughter of John and Emma Herman Baumgartner.
Mrs. McConnell was a homemaker.
She was a former president, charter member and life member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6233, West Middlesex. She was also a former member and president of Blue Star Mothers Chapter 7 of West Middlesex and had served as Pennsylvania State Department president for Blue Star Mothers.
Marie was a former leader of 4-H Borderliners, Shenango Township.
Her husband, James E. McConnell, whom she married July 6, 1946, preceded her in death Aug. 30, 1981.
Mrs. McConnell is survived by: a daughter, Linnea M. Kuckelheim and her husband Garry, Chagrin Falls; a brother, Louis Baumgartner and his wife Sophie, Hermitage; a sister, Marge Baker, Farrell; and a grandson, James Kuckelheim, Columbus, Ohio.
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Besides her husband, Marie was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John, in December 1971; two brothers, John and Joseph Baumgartner; and five sisters, Madeline Swetlech, Julia White, Helen Peternac, Rose Morris and Elizabeth Lochner.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Green, OH 44685.
Mrs. James E. (Marie Baumgartner), 97, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, formerly of Shenango Township.
Calling hours: Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday (2-2-14) in SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 3126 Main St., West Middlesex.
Service: Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Monday (2-3-14) in Church of the Good Shepherd, 3613 Sharon Road, West Middlesex, with Monsignor Robert M. Malene, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.