Megan Elaine McConnell (Winger)

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Megan Elaine McConnell (Winger)

September 05, 1974 - January 07, 2019

Megan Elaine McConnell (Winger) Megan Elaine McConnell (Winger) passed away peacefully in her home Jan. 7, 2019, in Kokomo, Indiana, at the age of 44.
Megan is survived by her husband, James McConnell, and her two sons, Joseph, 13, and Andrew, 9. She is also survived by her mother, Ann Winger, of Kokomo, Indiana, and her sister, Whitney Kirsch, her husband Douglas, and nephews, Mason, Levi, and Cameron, of Zionsville, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Winger, of Kokomo, Indiana.
Megan was born Sept. 5, 1974, in Kokomo, Indiana, to Joseph and Ann Winger. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1993. Megan attended Ball State University, graduating with a bachelor's in elementary education in 1996. Forever a Kokomo Wildkat, she began her career at Kokomo School Corp. as a third grade teacher at Elwood Haynes Elementary in August 1997. Megan became library media specialist at Central Middle School in August 2000. She received her master's of education in curriculum development in 2002 from Indiana Wesleyan University. She then became library media specialist at Kokomo High School in 2008. Always passionate about growing as an educator, she received her school administration license in 2014 from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The 2016 school year was an exciting time as Megan became director of educational technology for the Kokomo School Corp. and began her journey to earn her doctoral degree in educational leadership at Indiana State University.
Megan and James met in physics class at Ball State University and were married on July 26, 1997. Their pride and joy are their sons, Joey and Andy. Megan's boys remember her as a loving mother who encouraged them to set and pursue their goals, work hard at school, and most importantly live a Christ-centered life.
Megan was an outstanding and dedicated educator who was loved by all whose lives she entered. Always prepared with a beautiful smile, a kind word and a graceful demeanor, Megan helped all those with whom she came in contact. Megan was a caring individual who deeply cared and loved her family and friends and who was passionate about educational technology and making technology attainable and accessible for all. She was an active and dedicated member of Grace United Methodist Church of Kokomo.
Family and friends may gather Friday, Jan. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Kokomo. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. at the church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Megan's life.
In addition to remembering Megan with flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kokomo Schools Education Foundation. Please send donations to Debbie Vawter at Kokomo Schools Education Foundation, 1500 S. Washington St., Kokomo, IN 46902.
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Published on January 8, 2019
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Claudania Shanks
Jan 11, 2019
Praying for the family, so sorry for your loss.
Paula Burke
Jan 11, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. I will be praying for you and your boys. I cant imagine what you all are going through. God be with you all. Paula ( Jason's sister)
James, Joey, and Andy
Jan 09, 2019
I’m so very sorry for your loss. I will never forget how kind you and Megan were to me and my boys when we first moved back to town when Joey and Ian played soccer. Andy was just a baby then. My heart goes out to your family, I can’t imagine what you are experiencing.
Our sincerest condolences,
Lauren (Thurston) Cyr, Ian and Sam Thurston
Dave & Lynn Osburn Family
Jan 09, 2019
We remember Megan as being beautiful inside and out. She had a completely unforgettable smile. Our hearts hurt with you. Praying for God's peace for all of you!
Trianna Chapel aka Mulvaney
Jan 09, 2019
Mr. McConnell I want you to know I have you, your children & your entire family in my prayers! I may have known how to cause a slight rucus in Science class when I first met you at Central Middle School. Although you got me every morning with bell work in first period! However I had your wife Mrs. McConnell before you when I went to Elwood Haynes! She was so tall which I admired for whatever reason along with that beautiful smile she always had on her face! Im sure you & your children are now very lost. I'd like to say it will get better but, the truth is it won't. It will just get easier. I pray you all find peace & are able to carry on once the grieving process is under control. She was de...finitely an amazing women & teacher. I can only imagine the kind of wife & mother she was! I'll be praying for you all of you!! Stay strong!!Read more
Kathy Boger
Jan 08, 2019
My sincerest condolences to James and the boys. Our three children (Natalie, David and Mariah) went to Kokomo schools and I remember the kindness of Megan and a smile whenever I saw her. My prayers will be with you that you will find comfort in God, the comfort that only He can give.
Jan 08, 2019
I’m so saddened yo hear this. We met her and her family on the soccer fields, where our kids played together. She was always so sweet, kind and gracious. My heart aches for Her two sweet boys who loved her so much, you could see it in the way they spoke to her and smiled st her. Prayers for all of you .
Nikita Olivares
Jan 08, 2019
Megan had the warmest heart and biggest smile! I remember sitting in her third grade class thinking this will always be my favorite teacher. Well she definitely had some competition once I made it to her husbands 6th grade math class! Both held a special place in my heart as we watched each other grow (me getting closer and closer to graduation, her making her way up to Librarian, starting a family and husband becoming principal) my heart hurts to hear u have gained your wings. Jame your boys and family are in my prayers
Jeff Yockey
Jan 08, 2019
Megan always put a smile on people’s faces. I am truly sad! James and the boys are in my prayers!
Dana Smith
Jan 08, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. 2I met Megan at my previous job as she brought the children in for appts. She was always so sweet and kind and always had a beautiful smile and pleasantness about her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lynn Daanen
Jan 08, 2019
Megan was a special lady with a warm heart and a beautiful soul. Prayers for James and the boys and family members during this time of sadness.
Barry Moore
Jan 08, 2019
James you and your sons and your family are in my prayers so sorry for your loss
Judy Ritchey
Jan 08, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to the Winger/McConnell family. Megan always had smile on her face. Be assured that she will always have a place in our hearts and that God has another precious angel to watch over you and your family. She was a very special lady.
Jan 08, 2019
I went to school with Megan, everything that was said in her obituary is absolutely true. Her smile and her caring words everytime I would see her (during hs and all of the times I have ran into her since) will always be remembered by me. So blessed to know her for the short period of time she was with us. Praying for her family!