Lance Gary McConnaughey, 29, El Dorado Springs, passed away at his home on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. He was born Feb. 19, 1987, in Riverton, WY, the son of Evan and Cindy McConnaughey. He attended grade school in Green River, WY, 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.

Lance 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 re-modeling needed inside. He 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 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; brother, Nathan, and his wife, Kathryn, of El Dorado Springs; niece, Nathalie, and nephew, Kash McConnaughey, of El Dorado Springs; grandmother, Ruby McConnaughey, of El Dorado Springs; grandfather, Bill Clark, of Riverton, WY; aunt, Kelly Cain, of Riverton, WY; uncle, Clell Cain, of Green Valley, AZ; aunt, Tammy McConnaughey, uncle, Steve McConnaughey, and uncle, Dale McConnaughey, and wife, Becky – all of El Dorado Springs; cousins: Kristie Cain of Seattle, WA, and Carla Lentz, Chance McConnaughey, Emily and Chad Shinn, Hayley Julian and Ashley McConnaughey – all of El Dorado Springs, Caleb and Lisa Julian of Nevada, Grant and Erica McConnaughey of Springfield and special friend, Karrie Maes, of Green River, WY.

A memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left at

Facebook Comments