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Margaret McDonald

Margaret Ellen McDonald, 81, LaGrange, died Thursday, February 5, 2015 at her residence.

    She was born February 23, 1933, in LaGrange, to Paul C. and Ruth M. (Reed) Schrock.

    Living all her life in LaGrange, she worked for 30 years at the LaGrange Hospital, spending 15 years as a nurse’s aide in obstetrics and 15 years as an insurance clerk. After retiring from the hospital in 1993, she continued her service work in the office of Home Bound of LaGrange. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in LaGrange and the Ruth Circle of the church.  She was a 50-year member of both Sylvan Chapter #251 Order of the Eastern Star of LaGrange and Delta Theta Tau Sorority and was a member of their Alumni Chapter in LaGrange. She also belonged to the Business and Professional Women’s Club.


On March 28, 1954 in LaGrange she married Charles G. “Gib” McDonald.  He preceded her in death on April 8, 2012.


Surviving are two daughters, Maribeth (Ace) Howard of Howe, IN; Sue Ellen McDonald and her companion, Jessica Koscher of Elkhart, IN; a son, Steve (Debra) McDonald of Shipshewana, IN; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy (Paul) Nicodemus of Holland, MI; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Schrock of Lakewood Ranch, FL.


Her parents, and a brother, Tom Schrock also preceded her in death.


Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, February 9, 2015 at the 1st United Methodist Church, 209 W. Spring St., LaGrange, IN with the Rev. Chris Danielson officiating.


Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange, IN.

Visitation will be held from 2-6 pm on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, IN.


 Memorials may be directed to Parkview Home Health and Hospice or the 1st United Methodist Church of LaGrange.


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