Geraldine ‘Jerri’ Mae McDonald

McDONALD-Geraldine obit

Geraldine “Jerri” Mae McDonald, 87, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, 2014, at her home.

She was born in Logan County on June 27, 1926, to the late Philander and Edith Lambert Nickell.

On May 16, 1946, she married Robert S. McDonald in Rushsylvania and he preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1999. Jerri also was preceded in death by a son, William Lee McDonald; brothers, George Nickell and her twin, Gerald Ray Nickell; a sister, Katie Pritchard; three great-grandchildren; and her mother- and father-in-law, Marion and Robert McDonald.

Jerri is survived by sons, Robert D. (Rita) McDonald of DeGraff and Les H. (Becky) McDonald of Bellefontaine; daughters, Beverly Streator, Janice Shreve and Peggy (Marvin) Wilcoxon, all of Bellefontaine and Paula Wilcoxon of Zanesfield; 17 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Don Saylor of Perrysville; and special friends, Pat Snapp and Lillian Davis, both of Bellefontaine.

Jerri was a member of Harper United Methodist Church since the age of 6, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. Recently, she was attending the Church of the Brethren in Bellefontaine.

She had worked as an assembler at Bulldog Electric and was active with the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild and the Senior Citizens. She was an avid fisherman and Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds fan.

Pastor Fred Clogg officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Burial is in Rushsylvania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health Hospice.

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