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Sunday, March 02, 2014 9:00 PM


Nov. 20, 1930 March 1, 2014




Robert E. “Bob” McConnahea, 83, of Delphos died at 11:21 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Mechanicsburg to Robert and Rosa (Gordon) McConnahea, who preceded him in death.

He married Mary (Wibley) McConnahea on Jan. 11, 1957. She survives in Spencerville.

Other survivors include four sons, Mark (Kathy) McConnahea of Carson City, Nev., Tim (Chris) McConnahea of Delphos, Brian (Terri) McConnahea of Russells Point and R. Neal (Jennifer) McConnahea of Delphos; a daughter, Jeanne (Mike) Osting of Delphos; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eloise Wenger; and three brothers, James McConnahea, Edward McConnahea and Roger McConnahea.

Bob retired from Fruehauf after many years of service as a welder.

He was an Army veteran for six years serving in a tank company during the Korean War. He was also qualified as a mortar marksman earning the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was in the Army National Guard and ROTC. Being a patriot was a part of Robert’s life and earned him induction into the Color Guard Hall of Fame.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 268 Delphos and a founding member of Rolling Thunder Ohio chapter 6.

First off, Robert loved a good cup of coffee. He was an excellent fisherman, landing many big ones. He was a very skilled woodworker and craftsman, making rocking horses, carousels and dream catchers. His true love was his family, especially his grandchildren, and passing his lessons on to them. He also loved a good long walk.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery, with military grave rites by the Delphos Veteran’s Council.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to Wednesday’s funeral services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Community Health Professionals or the VA Food Bank.

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