Ola Marzell McDonald

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield. Burial will follow in Mission Home Cemetery.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Webster County Food Pantry or Mission Home Cemetery.

Ola Marzell McDonald, daughter of Edward Mayberry and Nora Eddard (Popejoy) King, was born January 30, 1925, in Marshfield, Missouri. She departed this life, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Webco Manor, Marshfield, at the age of ninety-three.

On December 31, 1943, she was united in marriage to Merril Karl McDonald. Together, they shared fifty-nine years of marriage until his passing on March 7, 2003. She was a graduate of Elkland High School and was a lifelong resident of Webster County. She was a dedicated and hard worker who retired from Welch Manufacturing. She was well known as a local crafter who attended many local craft fairs and hosted an annual open house. She was recognized as being the longest continuous vendor at the Heritage Reunion in Fair Grove. Many have the pleasure of owning a sock monkey or pillowcase doll made by Marzell.

Her love of the Lord was evident in her daily life. She was a faithful member of Haymes Chapel United Methodist Church and never missed a day of reading her Bible. Marzell loved her family and enjoyed nothing more than visits with them. She looked forward to family gatherings where there were always lots of food and laughter. Every visit ended with a hug and a kiss and a sweet, “I love you.”

Survivors include her five daughters, Kaye Mason and husband David of Marshfield, Barbara Diehl of Elkland, Becky Mallard of Marshfield, Sandy Ray and husband Jim of Marshfield and Carol Dunn of Marshfield; 13 grandchildren, Michael Diehl, Sally Willis, Michele Bailey, Wesley Diehl, Jeff Huff, John Mason, Roy Diehl, Jamie Clark, Jayson Mallard, Riley Ray, Nicholas Dunn, Gretchen Crawford and Nathan Dunn; 32 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Jo Helen Compton of Chandler, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Geraldine King of Springfield, Missouri, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Sarah Sue McDonald; a grandson, Mark Mason and her siblings, Johnny King, Donnel King, Sarah Ann Cunningham, Russell King and Polly Harden.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com or frakerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles and Fraker Funeral Home of Marshfield.