In Memory

Sally Jean Goss - Class Of 1957

Sally Jean Goss


Central 1957 Sally Jean (Goss) McConnell

Aug. 15, 1939 - Aug. 25, 2016

SOUTH BEND - Sally Jean (Goss) McConnell, 77, of South Bend, Indiana was born on August 15, 1939 to Harry Eugene Goss and Jeanette Esther (Schwartz) Goss in Mishawaka, Indiana, both of whom proceeded her in death. On July 4, 1959 she married John Charles McConnell at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Bend, Indiana. They were married 51 years before John passed away on January 21, 2011.

Sally was also a former graduate from South Bend Central High School in 1957. Sally was employed by the South Bend Community School Corp. from 1970 until she retired as the Supervisor of the Curriculum Department in 1994.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Kelly Jean (Jeff) Cowsert of South Bend, IN, Kathy Ann (Bryan) Landen of Bargersville, IN, and Karen Sue (James) Bond of Bella Vista, AR. She is survived by 5 grandchildren: Kate (Shawn) Murray of Greenwood, IN; Kenneth (Lucia) Landen of Scotland, Great Britain; James Bond of Russellville, AR; Rachel Bond of Bella Vista, AR; and Nicole Cowsert and fiance Shikyell Collins of South Bend, IN; and 1 great-grandson, Landen Burton of Greenwood, IN.

Sally is also survived by siblings: Ronald (Constance) Goss of Senaca, SC; Gloria (Robert) DeBuysser of South Bend, IN, and Kent (Nancy) Goss from Eaton, IN.

She is also survived by three brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law: Charles Ham, Albert (called Lanny) Ham, Richard (Patricia) Ham, and Claire (Thomas) Wiggins all of Niles, MI.

Waiting in heaven are her parents, Harry and Jeanette (Schwartz) Goss, niece, Jennifer (Goss) Ritchie; and parents-in-law, Kenneth Haggerty McConnell, and Margaret and Eugene (White) Ham.

As she was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, her wish is to have donations made to the church: 51490 Laurel Road, South Bend, IN 46637, where we will be having a “Celebration of Life Service” on Tuesday, August 30th at 11:00 am. There will not be visitation prior to the service.

Sally's final wishes were to donate her body to science at the IU School of Medicine to help others have the opportunity to learn from her. Any additional information regarding this program may be directed to Paul Fox at 317-274-3677.

Published in South Bend Tribune from Aug. 28 to Aug. 30, 2016

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