Tessie Faye McConnell age 76 of Wagoner, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Waldron, Arkansas.
Tessie was born December 7, 1942 in Muldrow, Oklahoma to the late Homer Welch and the late Pearline Johnson Ortner. She worked as a CNA for many years. Tessie enjoyed reading novels of all kinds and doing word puzzles. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends. Tessie thoroughly adored her dogs. Most of all she loved her family and friends. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all. Tessie will be dearly missed.
She is survived by sons: Danny McConnell and wife Mona of Mena, Arkansas, Charley McConnell and wife Cathy of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren: Brandon McConnell, Connor McConnell, Aaron McConnell and Abigail McConnell; brothers: Jim Welch, C.B. Welch, Wayne Welch, Chuck Ortner all of Oklahoma; and sister, Charolette Ortner of Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Lonnie Welch, and a sister, Lucy Preston.
Graveside service will be Friday, January 25, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Jerry Musgrove officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.