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Donnie L. "Don" McDonald

April 20, 1949 ~ April 24, 2019 (age 70)

Donnie L. “Don” McDonald

Donnie L. “Don” McDonald, 70, Wentworth, Missouri, died Wednesday, April 25, 2019 at his home in Wentworth.

He was born April 20, 1949 in Gobler, Missouri, the son of Paul and Lena (Franklin) McDonald.  He attended Coolidge, Arizona schools.  He was in the United State Marine Corps from 1969 to 1971 and achieved the rank of Lance Corporal on his discharge.  On April 18, 1986 he was united in marriage to Agnes Gabel.  They celebrated 33 years of marriage.  He was retired from Schreiber Foods in Monett, Missouri.  He enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, gardening, maintaining his country home and acreage, and giving his family a hard time.  He was a loving husband, father, son, son-in-law, and uncle to numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Survivors  include his wife of the home, three sisters; Reba Lovette of  Mississippi, Dorothy Fay Ann Estes of Tennessee, and Wilma Jean Adams of Arizona, one brother; Howard Galen McDonald of Arizona, a daughter; Cindy Wright (John) of Manteca, CA, two sons; Donnie McDonald, Jr. of Monett, Missouri, and Bernie McDonald of California, two brothers-in-law; Arlen Gabel and Alan Gabel (Dawn) of Hays, grandchildren; Marsha Rocha and Johnny Wright, several other grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law; Wayne and Marie Gabel, a sister; Lurlene Webb, two brothers; Robert Kenneth and Cornelius McDonald, a nephew; Kenneth Clinton McDonald, and two nieces; Connie Graham and Teresa Lynn Lamb.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 pm on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Delbert Stanton officiating.  Burial with military honors by the Hays VFW Post #9076 honor guard will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 on Sunday and from 1:30 pm until service time on Monday, all at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Oxford Hospice of Springfield, Missouri.  Condolences and memories of Don may be shared with the family at


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