Mary Elizabeth (Allstott) McDonald, age 75, of West Baden Springs, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana following her third battle with cancer.
She was born on July 4th, 1947, the fourth of seven children, to Alva and Pauline (Gasaway) Allstott. Mary was fondly called “Bootsie”, a childhood family nickname.
Mary found her true love, Chester “Mac” McDonald, Jr., and they were married on February 24th, 1968. Mac preceded her in death on June 28th, 2018.
Mary and Mac had one son, Chester “Mackie” McDonald, III, born on January 26th, 1969. Mackie preceded both his parents in death on August 30th, 2014.
Mary was also preceded in death by her parents; and (3) Brothers – Douglas Allstott, Charles “Chuck” Allstott and Mark Joseph Allstott.
She was a 1966 graduate of Springs Valley High School. Mary traveled the world as she followed Mac while he proudly served our country.
She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church and enjoyed oil painting.
Mary is survived by:
(1) Brother – Kevin Allstott (Kathy) of West Baden Springs, Indiana
(2) Sisters – Shannon McCracken (John) of West Baden Springs, Indiana
Rita Holiday of Paoli, Indiana
(3) Grandchildren – Christopher Martinez (Melissa), Hailea McDonald Chatman and Morgan McDonald Hamilton (JJ)
(2) Sisters-in-law – Darlene Allstott of French Lick, Indiana
Sheila Allstott of West Baden Springs, Indiana
(2) Mac’s Siblings – Debra Sanders (Don) of Omaha, Nebraska
Michael McDonald of Omaha, Nebraska
She is also loved and survived be several nieces and nephews.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Father Randy Summers on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church with burial to follow at Moores Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Moore’s Ridge Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles Crecelius, 3109 S. County Road 500 W. French Lick, Indiana 47432.
Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.