John McDonald (1935 - 2009)

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  • "His vigorous love for all in life will be missed"
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John McDonald
Dec. 16, 1935 - June 8, 2009
John Joseph McDonald, 73, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Monday, December 16, 1935 in Independence, Iowa, the son of Clarence V. and Celia A. (Toomey) McDonald. He departed this life at 6:25 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center, Lee's Summit, Mo.
On February 8, 1958, he was united in marriage to Lois M. McDonald in Dubuque. John was a Director for the Social Security Administration in Kansas City retiring in August 1989. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club, Knights of Columbus Council #13113, Camdenton Marine Corps League, Pleasant Hill American Legion Newton Dudley Post #53, and the Pleasant Hill Coffee Club at Neighbors Cafe.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, John Michael McDonald, and an infant daughter, Diane Marie McDonald. He is preceded in death by his brother Richard McDonald and his two sisters Sister Mary Clarence McDonald and Mary Ellen Koppi.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, of the home; one son, Craig R. (Vicki) Tindell of Overland Park, Kan.; four daughters: Debra L. Tindell of Paola, Kan.; Janice L. (John) Mathews of Leawood, Kan.; Cindy A. Click of Shawnee, Kan. and Gerri K. (Jim) Dowdy of Copperas Cove, Texas; eight grandchildren: Chris, Mike, Zach, Katelyn, Mackenzie, Joshua, Brianna and Trey; two great grandchildren: Briana & Brayden, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be held 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 10 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Deacon Gary Kappler will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until service time.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the St. John Cemetery in Independence.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lake Mary Center in Paola, Kan. or the and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
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Arrangements were handled by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from June 10 to June 24, 2009
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