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Article Title: Pike Press
Article Date: November 14 2007
Article Description: Obit of McDonald, Eldon R.
Eldon R. McDonald, 77, of rural Barry died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Blessing Hospital
Eldon was born Jan 16, 1930 to Robert and Daisy Wagner McDonald in Kinderhook. He married
Hattie Wells Nov. 3, 1949 and she survives.
Eldon worked as a dynamite specialist in a rock quarry and then worked several years at
and retired from Moorman's in Quincy. Eldon's loved ones will always remember him
as the strength of the family. He was very active and hard working. He enjoyed bird
watching, tinkering in his garage and carpentry, working with his hands.
He is also survived by three children, son, Harold (wife Sandy) of Quincy; daughter, Julie
(husband Robert) Cawthon of Barry; and son, David McDonald of Barry; four grandchildren,
Elizabeth (husband Jared) Haugh of Quincy, Bridget (husband Brad) Denton of Liberty,
Christopher (wife Jeanne) of Sumter S.C. and Tanya (husband Kenneth) Showers of Knoxville
Iowa; four great-grandchildren, Haley, Abby and Seth Haugh of Quincy, and Colin McDonald
of Sumter; one step-great-grandchild, Andrew Little of Bussey; two step great-great
grandchildren, Connor and Abbyagale Little of Bussey; one sister, Pearl McDaniel of
Concord; and many nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. McDonald was preceded in death by
his parents, one sister, Mary Tucker; one brother, Virgil McDonald; and one step
great-granddaughter, Erica Showers-Little.
Cremation rites have been accorded per his wishes and no formal services will be held. The
family met with friends at a visitation Sunday evening (Nov. 11) from 4 - 6 PM at the
Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Memorials may be left to the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. On-line condolences
may be left at www.nieburfh.com
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