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David Russell McConnell

August 23, 1952 ~ April 5, 2018 (age 65)

David Russell McConnell, 65, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. He was born on August 23, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Russell Ellsworth and Julia Josephine (Rowland) McConnell. He married his loving wife, Marcia (Wallace) McConnell on June 6, 1975.

Dave worked as a custom furniture builder and a musician. He was a talented singer, song writer and was an advocate for all local musicians in the Bloomington community. Dave was well known for his artistic ability and woodworking craftsmanship designing and building custom furniture. He continued his artistic expression with his creative designs and workmanship in quilting.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia McConnell of Bloomington and his sister, Ruthanne McConnell of the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents.

The family is honoring Dave’s wishes and there will be private services held at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dave’s memory to the IU Health Hospice House, 2810 South Deborah Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403.

All arrangements have been entrusted to James W. Meng, Jr. and Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to

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