Denia M. (Stricklin) McConnell, age 96 of Harrisburg, Illinois, passed away at 6:10 PM, Thursday, December 9, 2021 at her residence, surrounded by her family.
Denia was born on October 9, 1925 in Oak, Illinois to Wilson and Lula (Gulley) Stricklin. She was formerly a member of Community of Christ Church in Harrisburg and a very devoted Christian. Denia loved floral gardening, especially roses. She enjoyed sitting around the fire pit and campfire, but truly loved when her children came home to visit. Denia was a loving mother and grandmother.
Denia is survived by three children, son, Roger Williams and wife, Linda of O’Fallon; son, Rob McConnell and wife, Jennifer of Brookston, Indiana; daughter, Cindy Johnson and husband, Rick of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren, Brandon Williams, Roger Lee Williams, Cami Perkins, Jack Williams, Jeremy Johnson, Malissa Johnson-Cullison, Cole McConnell; and Marc McConnell; twenty-one great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Denia was preceded in death by her parents, son, Ronald Williams; son, Gordon Williams; one granddaughter, Kelli Williams; two great grandchildren in infancy; twelve siblings, brother, Bob Stricklin; brother, Walter Stricklin; brother Wilburn Stricklin; sister, Dorothy Reynolds; sister, Wilma Wallace; sister, Bernice Beers; sister, Bessie Stricklin; sister, Beulah Stricklin; sister, Naomi Stricklin; brother, Willie Stricklin; brother, Hubert Stricklin; and brother Harold Sticklin.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 13, 2021 at 1 PM at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, Illinois. Rev. Scott Johnson will officiate and burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation will be held from 11 AM – 1 PM, Monday, December 13, 2021 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through her obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.