Obituary published March 13, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

Timothy Lee Connell, 38 of Mexico, died Tuesday March 12, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday at Arnold Funeral Home with burial to follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.
Tim was born on March 13, 1974 in Joplin, Missouri to James Steven Connell and Brenda Garrett.
On August 4, 2007 Tim married Jennifer Whitaker in Bennett Springs, Missouri.
Along with his wife Jennifer, he is survived by his children, ten year old, Breckin, nine year old, TobyAnn, and four year old, Ella; his mother, Brenda Garrett, father, James Steven Connell; brother, Bradley David; mother and father-in-law, Louis and Sue Whitaker; cousin, Carolyn Crum all of Mexico.
Tim loved youth wrestling, he coached for five years in Mexico, and one year in Fulton. He really liked to fish, and ride motorcycles.
Tim was a devoted father and husband. He was loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The pallbearers will be, Brad David, Travis Mechlin, Kenny Mechlin, Jeff Stewart, Todd Kelsay, Marion "Hoot" Hooten. The honorary pallbearers will be, Eddie Wolfe, Kevin Cash, Randy Morris, Terry Dungan, Gary Ruppel, Rick Dungan, Bob Garrett, Donald Ray Forsythe.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Whitaker-Connell Children's Fund, in care of Arnold Funeral Home 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.
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