KENOCKEE TWP, MI – The Michigan State Police (MSP) Lapeer Post had previously confirmed the body of Leah Conner-McDonald, 16-years-old, from Avoca, in Saint Clair County, was found on March 7th, 2021. Her death did not involve foul play.
MSP will not be providing additional detail about the manner of death.
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Leah Mae Conner-MacDonald
June 10, 2004 – March 6, 2021
Leah Mae Conner-MacDonald, 16, of Greenwood Township, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, March 6, 2021. She was born June 10, 2004, in Maryville, TN.
Leah was a junior at Yale High School and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Lexington, where she was a lay reader. She was also a member of the Crazy Moves Dance Studio, Emmett and Blue Water Folk Society. She was a prolific writer and songwriter. She devoured books, played the Ukulele and piano and was a beautiful singer. Leah loved to sketch and doodle in pencil, acrylic painting, giraffes and enjoyed archery at Mid Thumb Bowman Archery Club and spending time with her family biking, fishing, camping and kayaking.
Surviving are her mother and father, Tricia and Ian MacDonald of Greenwood Twp.; four sisters, Elizabeth, Keely (James), Kenzie (Jason) and Hannah (Cody); niece and nephew, Gavin and Amelia Foster; grandparents, Gordon and Doreen MacDonald, Terry and Patricia Fisher and George and Brenda Cook; uncles, Bill (Jamie) Cook and Bryan (Jessica) MacDonald and many friends.
Memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale.
Memorials are suggested to “Wishes of the Family”. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Leah Mae Conner-MacDonald please visit Kaatz Funeral Directors Tribute Store.
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