James Douglas Connell,93, of Monmouth, IL passed away at 8:30 pm, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the Monmouth Nursing Home, Monmouth, IL.
He was born on September 18, 1927 in Louisville, KY., the son of James William and Erna Marie Katrina (Hansen) Connell. He moved to Monmouth in 1940 and attended Monmouth High School.
Doug served with the United States Navy from 1945-1947.
He married Sue Clow in 1947. He later married Connie N. Conard in 1990 and she survives.
Doug worked for Martin Airways at the Monmouth Airport where he was a charter member of the Monmouth flying Club in 1944. He later worked for the M & StL. Railroad where he fired steam engines and Maple City Heating and Air Conditioning. He owned and operated Warren Heating and Air Conditioning and then Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for 24 years. Doug served for 11 years as the Monmouth Township Supervisor beginning in 1982.
Doug was a former member of the First Christian Church and was a current member of the Heritage Bible Church both in Monmouth, IL.
He enjoyed flying airplanes, boating, playing tennis and especially enjoyed wintering in Arizona with Connie.
Survivors include his wife; Connie Connell of Monmouth, IL; children, Jim (Vickie) Connell of Monmouth, IL, Larry (Brenda) Connell of Spring Lake MI, Steve (Amy) Connell of Crystal Lake, IL, Linda (Jim) Lee of Monmouth, IL and Pamela Connell Ramortarsingh of Chandler, AZ .; step children, Tammy (Todd) Conard Patterson of Rockford, IL, Torrey (Patricia) Conard of West Chicago, IL and Tab (Candy) Conard of Monmouth, IL; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Mary Elizabeth Ranney-Hagenbuch of Cape Coral, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dan Connell, step son, Tyrone Conard and sister, Norma Louise Seymour-Stainsby.
Cremation has been accorded. No services are planned at this date. Interment at Warren County Memorial Park will take place at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Heritage Bible Church, Monmouth, IL.
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