Mary Alice Connell, 81, of Solon, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Services were held Monday, March 3, at the Solon United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Mary was born April 11, 1932, in rural Lisbon, the daughter of John and Helen (Bohr) Light. She married William J. Connell on Aug. 18, 1951, in Cheyenne, Wyo. She was a member of the Solon United Methodist Church, Solon American Legion Auxiliary. Mary worked at Bishop’s Cafeteria, United Fire & Casualty Co., Solon Implement, Iowa Implement and Lee’s Ag Clinic. She was the treasurer for the town of Solon and the Methodist Church. Mary was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Mary loved spending time with her family and friends.
Mary is survived by her sons, Steve (Kathy) Connell of Lisbon, Lee (Lisa) Connell, and David (Linda Williams) Connell all of Solon; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren; sisters Margaret Leigh and Rose Schwichtenberg; and two sister-in-laws, Alberta Light and Phyllis Schump; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William Connell on Oct. 11, 2002; two brothers, Marvin and Norbert Light; and two infant brothers.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established or directed to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com