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Mary Frances McDonald

d. July 15, 2017


Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 10a.m. - 11a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Mr. Kenny Haddock.
Music: selected favorite hymns.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dave Hopke, Dale Hopke, Dan Hopke, Jeff Hopke, Dwayne Hopke, and Doug Wood.

Mary Frances (Goodman) McDonald passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. She was born, grew up and attended Pleasant Plains school south of Vandalia. Mary Frances united with the Pleasant Plains Methodist Church in 1937. She was employed as a telephone operator with Vandalia Union Telephone Company before her marriage to Glen Edward McDonald on March 23, 1946. She was a faithful and regular member of Central Union Community Church until her health failed. Mary Frances loved sending greeting cards and letters to many friends through the years. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, making meals for the hired hands, and her egg business. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and her laughter!

Born: August 24, 1918 in rural Vandalia the daughter of Verda and Augusta Marie (Renner) Goodman.

Married: Glen Edward McDonald on March 23, 1946 in Curryville; he preceded her in death on March 1, 2013.

Survivors include: one son, Raymond E. and wife, Carol McDonald of rural Vandalia; one grandson, Chad and wife, Debbie McDonald of Mexico; three great-grandchildren: Cheyenne Skyy McDonald, Daniel McDonald and Jonathon McDonald; one sister, Verda Mae and husband, Irwin Deutscher of Washington, DC; three nieces and one nephew.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Dick Hicks.

Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center, 601 N. Galloway Road, Vandalia, Missouri 63382

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