Cleo Gladys McConnell
Sequoyah High School ~ 1930s
Cleo Gladys McConnell SMITH , 78, passed over peacefully, Sunday, December 12, 1999, in her home. Born in Bunch, Adair County, Oklahoma, February 1, 1921, to Jesse Green MCCONNELL and Josie CHUCULATE MCCONNELL. Her grandparents were William MCCONNELL and Mary "Mollie" HALL MCCONNELL; Zeke CHUCULATE and Lizzie SINKINGWATER CHUCULATE.
Cleo was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. After her mother passed over, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, attended Sequoyah Orphan Training School and later beautician school. She worked at the McDonald-Douglas plant, Tulsa, during World War 11.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh E. SMITH, 1981; brother Alec MCCONNELL PANNELL, 1977; son Gary ROLEN, 1963; and grandson, John Edwand ELLIS, 1988. She is survived by a daughter, Saundra, of Oklahoma; son, Ronald, of Texas; brother, Zeke McConnell (Cls '38) , of Washington; granddaughter, Jeannette, Oklahoma; and three great grandsons.