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Donita Esther McDonald
July 5, 1940  -  February 1, 2020


Donita Esther McDonald, age 79 of Harrison, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, at her home. She was born July 5, 1940, in Harrison to Dan and Nellie Howe Walker.

Donita married her late husband, Edwin Clark McDonald, in 1959 in Yellville. She enjoyed caring for her family, sewing, embroidering, and quilting. Donita was known to be very opinionated. She helped Edwin with their dairy farm and showed dairy cattle at the fair. She was a strong Democrat and was active with the local Democrat Committee.

She is survived by her five children and in-laws: Julie and James Fleming, Charla and Morgan Jennings, David McDonald, James, and Melissa McDonald, and Tim McDonald; ten grandchildren, nine grandchildren and her brother Robert Walker. She was preceded by her husband, parents, an infant son and her grandson Joshua McDonald.

Services were private.

Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Valley Springs Foundation, P.O. Box 640, Valley Springs, AR 72682.

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