Megan Elaine McConnell (Winger)

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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.
Please visit www.ellersmortuarywebster.com to sign the guestbook, leave an online condolence or to make a contribution in Megan's honor.
Published on January 8, 2019
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