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Age 74 of Middleburg, Florida, formerly of St. Charles, IL, passed away at the Orange Park Medical Center, Middleburg, FL, Saturday, April 8, 2006.BORN:He was born April 17, 1931, in Bluford, IL, the son of John and Florence (Helberg) McConnaughay EARLY YEARS :In 1933, his family moved to St. Charles, IL where Stan graduated from high school in 1949.MARRIAGE On July 5, 1952 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Chase. Through the years that followed, they lived in the Fox Valley area in a number of homes, all of which Stan remodeled substantially. EMPLOYMENTStan worked most of his life as a draftsman and was employed at Fox Valley Engineering, Barber Greene, Allis Chalmers, Caterpillar and Alumax from which he retired. Largely self taught and always improving, one of the enduring legacies of Stan’s life was his unfailing work ethic. LIFE NOTES & MEMBERSHIPS Stan and Betty not only taught their children of the Lord but raised them to serve humbly in His name. They were among the founding families of the New Life Assembly of God Church, St. Charles; and active members of the former Church of the Nazarene, St. Charles and the Four Square Church, St. Charles where Stan was especially active in the bus ministry. Stan and Betty were also members in the Souls Harbor Church, Aurora, where Stan was an Elder.Following Betty’s passing in 1998, Stan later met and married Sylvia Halsted Blanton November 9, 2002 in Rancho Cordova, CA. They settled in Florida where Stan hadbattled failing health in recent years and suffered a serious stroke in February of 2006. During the past three (3) years while married to Sylvia, Stan has been an active member of the First Assembly of God church in Middleburg, Florida, where he served as an elder and prayer partner. His service to the Lord was never ending making himself as well as his wife available at any given time of the day or night for the Lord\\\’s work. Stan was a loving husband, a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather and step father, and great friend to many. He was and will continue to be loved, not only by his wife Sylvia, and their combined families, but by all who knew himSURVIVORS In addition to his wife, Sylvia of Middleburg, FL, he is survived by:Four children and their families: Gary McConnaughay of Sandwich, IL;Bonnie (Darrell) Griffey of Batavia, IL(and their family: Sarah, Rebecca "Becky" and Jonathan )Kathie (Jeffrey) Blanton of Middleburg, FL(And her family: Robert Alan and Michael Korthauer of Shabbona, IL;Elizabeth (Scott) Schaffner of Shabbona, IL (Jacob, Noah and Elle Schaffner);David (Lisa) McConnaughay of Batavia, IL(and their family: Steven, Amy and Katie Gordon)Six step-childrenAnd their families Julie (John) FumichAnd their family: Heather, Stephanie and James and the late Dean.Jimmie (Marilyn) BlantonAnd their family: Emily, Elizabeth, Beverly, Todd, Missy and AnthonyJan Kay BlantonAnd her daughter: Angel and the late Paul.Jenice (Leon) BurkittAnd their family: Randy, Duane and NatashaJeff (Kathie) BlantonAnd their family: Jeff Jr., Jessica, Jennifer, Jackie, Beth, Rob and MichaelJoyce (Steve) Nagle-ResscoAnd their family: Sylvia, Alicia, Steven, Melissa and Lisa.In addition Stanley leaves numerous foster children and their families. Four siblings:Helen McConnaughay of Batavia, IL,Lucille (Jerome) Cornell of Elburn, ILNorvin McConnaughay of Bristol, IL and David (Marilyn) McConnaughay of Batavia, IL;many nieces and nephews and a "faith family" of countless friends.PRECEDED He is preceded in death by his parents. His first wife, Betty, One granddaughter, Rachael Griffey, Two step-grandson\\\’s Dean Whitehead and Paul Lewis.Three siblings:Marie ChaseHarold and Lloyd McConnaughay.MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in his name. Checks may be made to the Stanley McConnaughay Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Personal tributes and memories may also be mailed to the same address or forwarded to the family through www.conleycare.com.
Friends may call from 10:30 - 12:30 with a service to celebrate his life to be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday April 22, at the Conley Funeral Home 116, West Pierce St., Elburn, Il 60119
A private family committal servcie will be held after cremation.