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Jennifer Marie McConnon, nee Lamers, went home to her Lord Jesus in Heaven after a courageous fight with cancer, on Monday, October 12, 2020.


She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 24 years, Josh, and their seven children, Isaiah, Elijah (Gabby), Simeon, Grace, Obadiah, Hope, and Rebecca; her parents, Delbert and Ann Lamers, in-laws Richard and Ellen McConnon; sisters, Meghan (Ken) Hershberger, Allison (Travis) Watson, sisters, and brother in-law, Colleen (Glen) Brookhouse, Angela (Kelly) Burnside, Matt (Debra) McConnon, Erin (Duane) David, and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


She was a devoted wife and mother who loved home schooling, gardening, canning, reading, teaching children’s church, and spending time with her family and church. She had a huge heart for Jesus and others, and served her family and friends faithfully. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Friends are invited to visit the family and pay their respects at their home (5055 Fighter Road, Hastings) on Friday, October 16, 2020, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The family will be having a private memorial service. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jennifer’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Scott and Dana Preston on October 12, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Josh and family,
    Jen was a spectacular friend and blessed me by her friendship. I’m so thankful that God brought us together as friends and family. She will forever be in my heart.
    We love you all so much and will be here to help in any way we can.
    I know she was so happy to hear the words “well done my good and faithful servant”.
    Dana Preston

  2. Kristina Grey on October 12, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    My heart breaks for you all. Jen was amazing. I loved watching her and her love for her family. She was an inspiration as a mother. Praying for you all ❤️

  3. Toni Sehlmeyer on October 12, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Elijah, Gabby and the entire McConnon family. We are so sorry for your loss. Sean always spoke highly of Jen and the entire family. May the Peace of God be with you.
    Toni, Kevin, Sean, Mitchell Sehlmeyer

  4. Lynn Kroll on October 12, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Josh and family so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Jenn by her kindness and her smile and her love for Jesus.

  5. Andrew Runals on October 12, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Jenny always exuted Jesus’ love and the life He put in her. I always felt I had been in his presence when I was with her, even in her pain at the end. She will be missed.

  6. McCausey on October 12, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    McConnon family. Our hearts ache along with yours. We are praying for peace and God’s grace for you all. Much love and prayers from our house to yours.

  7. Casey Meek on October 12, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Josh & kids,
    You shared Jen with us all just like we were a part of the family. You’re love of Jesus radiates to everyone you meet. Jen will be missed because she was such a reflection of Jesus.
    Josh, you know the impact you & Jen had on Eric & I and I’m so thankful for those years of housechurch. I love you all!

  8. Amy Wyllys on October 12, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Josh & kids,
    My prayers are with you as you grieve for Jenny! She was an amazing woman who made an impact in the years she lived! And I rejoice with her that she’s now in the presence of Jesus! Her life indeed radiated His light, His love & His goodness. May God wrap you in His peace & comfort while you miss every part of her presence here.

  9. The Eboseles on October 12, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Grace & family, please accept our heart felt condolences to your family of the transition of your mother to glory. Always smiling every time I come to watch basketball game. Rest In Peace Jen & pray the good Lord will give your family the peace, comfort & fortitude the bare the loss in Jesus name.

  10. Angie VanMalsen on October 12, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Josh and family,
    Sending prayers for peace and comfort for you all. You have our deepest condolences on your great loss.
    Angie (Gipe) VanMalsen and family

  11. Vera and Nathaniel Yenger on October 12, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Dear Josh and kids,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Jen was an amazing woman and she radiated God’s love through every word she spoke and every gesture she made. We are praying for God’s peace and comfort for you in this time. The Yenger Family

  12. Sandy Carter on October 12, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Josh & kids,
    So short to hear this!! She was the example of a faithful servant that radiated love in ask she did!! Lifting you all up to be showered with peace and understanding beyond belief!! Hugs and love to you all!!
    Sandy Carter

  13. Sharon McConnon on October 12, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss, my heart and prayers are with you. I pray the beautiful memories of Jen take the place of your sorrow.

  14. Don and Norma Grunwell on October 12, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the whole family. Cherish your memories.

  15. Barb Pachulski on October 12, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Within minutes of meeting her on her son’s wedding day, I could see the power of her grace and courage. Surely her children and all who knew her will keep the best of her in their hearts as they live their best lives. Hugs to all!

  16. Bob and Joanne O'Connor on October 13, 2020 at 6:42 am

    Josh and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless Jen and comfort you during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the coming days.

  17. Laci Alexander on October 13, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Jesus just shone through Jenny. Her faith was reflected in everything she said and did. I remember many visits over coffee in the McConnon’s first farm where the kids would run and play and we would sit and try to solve the world. I would complain and worry, as I can be prone to do, and she would smile and assure me that all was ok, not such a big deal and that the Lord was always in control. She took the time in her busy life to help me figure out home-schooling, when I had no clue. Josh and Jenny were the first to step forward, lay healing hands on and pray over my oldest daughter at church. She was an awesome mother, wife, daughter and friend. Her heart, kindness and compassion knew no end. Throughout the years we shared life together and I am going to miss her so very much as will so, so many others that her life touched. Dan & I send our prayers, love and deepest sympathy to the McConnon family. It is us that grieve, while she dances with Jesus.

  18. Mark and Marion McConnon on October 13, 2020 at 8:57 am

    We are very sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  19. Susan Nomina Lang on October 13, 2020 at 9:19 am

    My dear cousin Ann,
    I am so sorry to hear this sad, sad news of your sweet daughter Jennifer. My heart breaks for you. You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    You must have been such a comfort to her during her long illness. Please accept my very deepest sympathy.

  20. Greg and Deb Lamers on October 13, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Del, Ann, So sorry. Tragic Just know you are always in our prayers.

  21. Denise Murray on October 13, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Praying for your family.

  22. Tara K on October 13, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    I cannot imagine the loss you are feeling. My heart goes out to Jennifer’s close loved ones friends and family. Prayers through this difficult time especially to Jennifer’s husband and seven children.

  23. Bette O'Connor-Rogers on October 14, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Whenever I had the privilege to talk with Jen she was always welcoming, full of grace and a smile was always close by. She is with our Lord and I have no doubt she will be a guardian angel to all of you now. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family through this difficult time. May God Bless and Keep you.

  24. Nancy Jane Kaechele Slager on October 14, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Josh and family. Please know how sorry I am to hear of Jens passing. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers. May you feel Gods Love around you.

  25. Susan & Grant Brosseau on October 15, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Can’t express our sorrow at the loss of Jennifer, have wonderful memories of all the cousins as young children and growing up with beautiful children of their own. I have a hole in my heart for her loss and for Ann, Del, Meghan, Allison, Josh and all their children. Love to you all.

  26. Misty Getter on October 17, 2020 at 11:56 am

    What a blessing we have been given to be blessed by your family. Who will be the greatest teacher of IEW now, or be open to letting me drop off random people who need to work in the presence of The Holy Spirit. Your mom heard the words well done my good and faithful servant – I pray that brings you all peace in your hearts. She will not be forgotten by so many that she breathed life into.

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