Grace Maxine (Moore) McDonald
April 1st 1932 – August 17th 2019
On April 1st 1932 Grace was born to William and Edna Moore. She was 1 of the 9 children. She grew up around the Russell area and attended Hawkeye Country School until 8th grade. She met Wayne Parrish and were married April 3rd 1949 and to this union two children were born Debra and Linda. Grace loved being on the farm and spending time with family, gardening, cooking, and mowing the yard. Her husband Wayne of 31 years died after a long extended illness. She then met Richard McDonald and the two were married. Grace and Richard continued the farm until retiring and selling the farm to her daughter Linda and her husband Rich. Grace and Richard enjoyed their time together until after 31 years of marriage Richard passed away
She leaves behind one brother Truman (Donna) Moore, Daughter Linda (Rich) Scholtus, Granddaughters Shelly (Todd) Chapman, Amy (Cory) Swigart, Grandson Marcus Davis, Great- Grandchildren Drew and Danica Derringer, Jake Chapman, Abby (Zach) Lockman, Cara and Lillian Swigart, Great-Great Grandchild Sayge Lockman, and many nieces and nephews and friend Charles Johnson.
She is proceeded in death by her parents William & Edna Moore, husband Wayne Parrish, daughter Debra Davis, husband Richard McDonald, brothers Bernard, Paul, Jim, Donnie and Bill Moore, Sisters Doris Ball and Evelyn Cronin, Sister-in-laws Ardith, Juanita, Judy, Maxine Moore,Brother-in-laws, Charles Ball and Leo Cronin.
Memorials may be directed to the Russell Fire Department in Russell, IA.
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