AMerican Veteran 11

Virgil R. McConnaughey

May 24, 1929 ~ March 14, 2022 (age 92)


Virgil R. McConnaughey, 92 of Indiana, PA passed away on Monday, March 14th at Communities of Indian Haven, Indiana PA.  He was born May 24, 1929, in Blacklick, PA, the son of the late Harold Dewey McConnaughey and Isa P. (Edwards) McConnaughey.

Virgil graduated from Blairsville High School in 1947 and after working at Thompson Tree Company for several years, enlisted in the US Army in 1949.   Virgil served in the Army from 1949 to 1954 stationed in Kansas, Colorado, Japan, and Korea.  He was honorably discharged as Sergeant in 1954.

Upon discharge from the Army Virgil went to work for Ford Motor Company in Walton Hills, Ohio.  He completed an apprenticeship for Die-maker in 1959 and worked as a skilled tradesman until he retired in 1987.

Virgil was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and a variety of competitive shooting sports.  He loved to bowl and bowled in several leagues at Mohawk Lanes in Indiana, PA.  

He is survived by his daughter, Leann Stadtlander, and husband Stuart Whitehair; son, Dave McConnaughey, and wife Kelly McConnaughey; and son, Terry McConnaughey and wife Debra McConnaughey, eight grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.  Virgil is also survived by a very special friend, Erika Shimps of Indiana, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty J. (Palmer) McConnaughey, wife, Doris L. (Ables) McConnaughey, sisters, Gloria Allison, Erma Shadle, and brothers, Dale McConnaughey and Harold McConnaughey.

Friends will be received Thursday from 3-7 PM at Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City.  Graveside Services will be held Saturday, March 19th at 1 PM at Blairsville Cemetery, 609 E Market Street, Blairsville, PA. Military Funeral Rites will be conducted by various Military Organizations. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Indiana County Humane Society or Four Footed Friends in Virgil's name.  

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Prayer Service

Committal Service


March 17, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
4606 Old US HWY 119 South
Homer City, PA 15748

Graveside Service
March 19, 2022

1:00 PM
Blairsville Cemetery
Route 22
Blairsville, PA 15717

Military Honors
March 19, 2022

Blairsville Cemetery
Route 22
Blairsville, PA 15717


Four Footed Friends
220 Beck Rd, Indiana PA 15701
Tel: 1-724-349-1144

Indiana County Humane Society
191 Airport Road, Indiana PA 15701
Tel: 1-724-465-7387

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