Betty Lou McConnell

June 24, 2020



passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Ligonier Gardens, Ligonier, PA.  She was born December 01, 1922 in Allegheny, PA, the daughter of the late William Dornheim and  Salomea (Ambill) Dornheim.  Betty was a member of the  Ebenezer Church, Lewisville, PA.  She loved horseback riding and managed her own horseback riding stables.  For over sixty years, Betty McConnell's riding stable in Lewisville, PA has been a social hub for fun-loving horse enthusiasts. The legacy of Betty's irresistible positive attitude and ceaseless energy will warm hearts and generate robust laughter even while memories fade and life moves on. Though she has ridden off into the sunset, the sunlight of her life forever shines on all who knew her.  She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Barrett & husband, Craig, Phoenix, AZ; son, Bill McConnell & wife, Leslie, Blairsville, PA; son, John McConnell & wife Lori, Blairsville, PA; daughter, Jill McConnell & husband, Paul Schwartz, Blairsville, PA; daughter, Patty Minter & husband, Richard, Clarksburg, PA and  grandchildren: Robert & Madison McConnell, Jacob Baynit & Ian McConnell.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. McConnell in 1964 and son, Robert McConnell.  In keeping with Betty's wishes, there will be no visitation or services.  Interment will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Lewisville, Pennsylvania.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ebenezer Church, c/o Karen Davis, 41 Maple Ave., Blairsville, PA 15717.  Please make checks payable to Ebenezer Church and write "In memory of Betty McConnell" in the memo.

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