RISCO -- Reuben Elba McConnell, 87, died Sept. 21, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Sept. 29, 1918, at Risco, son of the late Gilbert Arthur and Grace Williams McConnell, he was U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II.
On April 23, 1940, at Malden, he married Elizabeth Adale Dubois who survives of Malden.
Other survivors include: one son, Reuben Dale McConnell of Placerville, Calif.; one sister, Norma Ellsworth of Dexter; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry McConnell; two brothers, Chester McConnell and Glenn McConnell; and two sisters, Hazel Wiggs and Velta Burris.
Visitation is from 10:30-11:30 a.m., with services at 1:30 p.m., Monday at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. The Rev. Mark Powell will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.