Harry Franklin Connell

August 30, 1932 - April 30, 2019

Harry Franklin Connell, 86, of Romney passed away at home on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  Born August 30, 1932 in Junction, WV, he was the son of the late John P. and Eleanor C. (Fuller) Connell.

Besides his parents, Harry is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Nova Belle (Helmick) Connell (d. 2014); a son, Michael W. Connell; (4) brothers, James (infant), Donald (infant), Marvin Sr., and John Jr.; and (2) sisters, Laura Manning and Bertha Hartman.

Surviving Harry are his children, James F. Helmick, Sr. and wife Peggy of South Carolina, Charles P. Connell and wife Becky of Augusta, and “Sissy” Nazelrod and husband Ralph of Junction.  He is also survived by (8) grandchildren and (17) great grandchildren.

Harry was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  He retired from the United States Air Force after 20+ years of service.  After his retirement, he worked various jobs in the area.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

A private graveside service was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Elijah High Cemetery in Purgitsville with Pastor Roger Leatherman officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney.

Jamie Kidwell May 23, 2019

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