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Lance Gary McConnaughey


Lance Gary McConnaughey, 29, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away at his home Jan. 20, 2017.

He was born Feb. 19, 198,7 in Riverton, the son of Evan and Cindy McConnaughey. He attended grade school in Green River until his family moved to Missouri in the year 2000.

He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 2006. He studied drafting and design at State Fair College in Sedalia, Mo.

He held many jobs over the course of his lifetime. He was most proud of his time spent with Midwest Steel Contractors. He learned a lot, made some great friends and got to travel the country.

Lance had many talents. He could do just about anything he set his mind to. He loved working with his hands.

He could do just about any construction job, whether it was the actual building of a home or any remodeling needed inside. He also loved to cook.

He never used a recipe book, just created as he went along.

He had a kind heart and loved his family and friends with a passion. He spent many hours playing with his niece and nephew. He was also a lover of animals. The more dogs and cats he had, the happier he was.

He loved the outdoors and spent many happy hours hunting, fishing and floating the river with his many friends.

Survivors include his parents of El Dorado Springs, Mo .; brother Nathan and his wife Kathryn of El Dorado Springs, Mo .; niece Nathalie and nephew Kash McConnaughey of El Dorado Springs, Mo .; grandmother Ruby McConnaughey of El Dorado Springs, Mo .; grandfather Bill Clark of Riverton; aunt Kelly Cain of Riverton; uncle Clell Cain of Green Valley, Ariz .; aunt Tammy McConnaughey, uncle Steve McConnaughey, uncle Dale McConnaughey and wife Becky, all of El Dorado Springs, Mo .; cousins Kristie Cain, Carla Lentz, Chance McConnaughey, Emily Shinn, Chad Shinn, Hayley Julian and Ashley McConnaughey, Caleb Julian, Lisa Julian, Grant McConnaughey and Erica McConnaughey.

A memorial service took place Wednesday.

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