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Mary Jeanne McDonald, March 22, 1932 - April 19, 2012, of Ashland

By From the family
April 21, 2012 | 4:36 p.m. CDT

Mary Jeanne McDonald, 80, of Ashland, died Thursday, April 19, 2012, in her home surrounded by her family.

She was the only child of B.W. and Mary Irvine Shepard. Jeanne was born March 22, 1932, in Amoret, MO.

She had four children: David McDonald and wife, Katie, of Sarasota, FL; Steven McDonald and wife, Debbie, of Jefferson City, MO; Michael McDonald and wife, Sandy, of Jefferson City, MO; and Shari Bullard and husband, Jim, of Hartsburg, MO. She was loved by all that knew her and will be greatly missed.

She graduated from Maysville High School in 1949, attended UCM at Warrensburg, MO, and graduated with a degree in nursing from Washington University in 1954. During her career as a nurse, she worked for Boone Hospital Center, University Hospital and the Department of Health.

She was a member of The Ashland Garden Club since 1978 and a member of the PEO Chapter JB in Jefferson City. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Hartsburg and loved singing in the choir.  

She has ten grandchildren: Stephen, Jason, Lauren, Brice, Scott, Logan, Libby, Ross, Lezlie and Jacob; and three great-grandchildren, Gage, Joseph and Maxwell.

The visitation will take place Monday, April 23, at 10:00 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m., in Hartsburg, Missouri, at Peace United Church of Christ.

If desired memorials may be made to Peace United Church of Christ.