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Stephen Wayne McConnell, 62, of Lebanon, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Lebanon.

He was born April 6, 1960, in Lebanon, Mo. to W.S. and Frieda McConnell.

On Feb. 22, 1985, he married Cheryl Henderson in Miami, Okla.

He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1978, and worked at Regal Beloit for 37 years. He loved spending time with his family, being in the woods, and hunting.

Stephen was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl of the home; his parents, W.S. and Freida McConnell of Lebanon; a daughter, Stephanie Poole and her husband Jared and a son, Matthew McConnell, all of Springfield; two grandchildren, Hudson and Elaine Poole; one sister, Deborah J. Gulley of Springfield.

No service or visitation is scheduled for Stephen Wayne McConnell. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to your local animal shelter. Sign guest book at