Lindsay McConachie

Thursday, October 20, 2011

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Lindsay E. McConachie, 65, of Columbia passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at University of Missouri Hospital.

He was born to Eugene and Betty Sue Elmore McConachie on Sept. 13, 1946, in Cape Girardeau.

Lindsay grew up in Charleston, Mo., and graduated from Charleston High School and Southeast Missouri State University.

He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve and served a tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

Lindsay and Cherie Gabert were married May 25, 1980, in St. Louis.

He was with Paramount Liquor Co., now Glazer's Midwest-Columbia, more than 25 years and recently retired. He was an avid sports fan and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Megan and Erin McConachie of Columbia; a sister, Claudia Arington and husband Randy of East Prairie, Mo.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Charla Gabert and David Frane of Alamo, Calif.; mother-in-law, Marcie Buck of Wildwood, Mo.; father-in-law, Charles Gabert of California, Mo.; two nieces, Stephanie Moore and Leslie Allgier; two nephews, Paul Moore and John Arington; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at IOOF Cemetery in Charleston. The Rev. Gerald Penn, pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Charleston, will officiate.

Immediately following burial, friends and family will gather at the home of Randy and Claudia Arington, 1451 S. Highway B in East Prairie.

McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital Liver Transplant Patient Care Fund 6616, 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Lindsay was a liver transplant recipient, and one of the best ways to honor his memory would be by signing an organ donor card or registering to become an organ donor.

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