Mary Frances McDonald, 98, of Vandalia, died at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2017 at Waters Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Mr. Kenny Haddock. Music will be selected favorite hymns. Burial will be in Vandalia Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dave Hopke, Dale Hopke, Dan Hopke, Jeff Hopke, Dwayne Hopke and Doug Wood.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home.

Mrs. McDonald 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!

She was born Aug. 24, 1918 in rural Vandalia, the daughter of Verda and Augusta Marie (Renner) Goodman. She married Glenn 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.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glen; two brothers: J.T. Goodman and Wm. Renner Goodman.

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