Mrs. Eva Grace (Skidmore) McDonald, 88, a resident of Belington, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Broaddus Hospital.
She was born Oct. 9, 1925, at Jefferson City, Mo., a daughter of the late Waitman "Toby" and Emmaline (Poling) Skidmore. Her family moved to the Belington area when she was a small child.
On Oct. 15, 1943, at Elkton, Md., she was united in marriage to Earsel Edward McDonald, who preceded her in death Dec. 9, 1987.
She is survived by one son, Roger Lee McDonald of Belington; one sister, Mrs. Scott (Janet) Delauder of Clinton, Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Rose Shaver of Philippi, Bonnie Shaffer and companion, Charles, of Belington and Linda Harris and husband, George, of Belington; one brother-in-law: Roy Lee McDonald and wife, Ruby, of Junior; 11 nieces and nephews; special friends, Imogene Armentrout, Karen Oldaker, Connie Armentrout and Cheryl Harris; and her best friend and feline companion, "Peanut."
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Bessie) Carpenter and Mrs. Harold (Dessie) Carpenter; sisters-in-law, infant Catherine Lucille McDonald, Wilda Stark, Anna Mae Mayle and husband, Therwood, Evelyn George and husband, Virgil, and Elwanda Ash. Brothers-in-law preceding her in death were, Leon Max McDonald and Veldon "Joe" McDonald and wife, Ernestine "Tina."
Mrs. McDonald grew up on a farm as a young girl, where she learned to work hard and do her best. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and various outdoor activities with her husband and family. She also loved gardening, canning, card playing, senior trips, quilting, cooking, baking and bargain shopping. She was a volunteer at many events in the area over the years, always willing to lend her hand and her heart to anyone in need. Eva Grace attended the schools of Barbour County; she proudly worked as a housekeeper for more than 50 years providing housekeeping services for a large loyal clientele during her career. She was one of the founding members of Light of Church Chapel Belington, where she was a former member of the choir and an active member of their Ladies Group. Eva Grace left all who knew her an inspirational legacy.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home, 56 N. Brandenburg St. in Belington from 3:30-9 p.m. Friday, April 11, and again Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jimmie E. Tallman officiating. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery near Belington.
Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Eva Grace (Skidmore) McDonald. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.