Ella MacDonald Obituary

Ella A. MacDonald
Ella A. MacDonald
Ella A. MacDonald

March 9, 1913 - June 25, 2004
Born in Corwith, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Ella A. MacDonald, 91, died June 25, 2004 at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be 3 p.m. Monday at Corwith Cemetery in Corwith, IA.

Ella was born the daughter of John and Margaret (Gaffney) Ryan on March 9, 1913 in Corwith and had lived in Des Moines since 1935. Ella worked as a Claims Supervisor at Allied Insurance for over 40 years and retired in 1978. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for over 50 years, the Catholic Women's League and the 5-0 group with her church. She was also past president of the Altar and Rosary Society and a former member of the funeral dinner committee at her church. She attended morning mass daily and enjoyed playing bridge and bingo.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald MacDonald in WWII; daughter, Shirley Gordon; grandson, Tom Gordon; and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Sue Reed and her husband Jim of Overland Park, KS; eleven grandchildren, David, Stephen, Gerry and John Gordon of Des Moines, Paul (Ladecia) Friel of Libertyville, IL, Mark Friel of Overland Park, KS, Lisa Friel of San Antonio, TX, Linda Nelson, Grace Gordon, Mary (Dennis) Courtney and Stephanie Gordon of Des Moines; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 27 at Grandview Park Funeral Home, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.





Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Sunday, June 27, 2004
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Monday, June 28, 2004
10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Corwith, IA US
Monday, June 28, 2004
3:00 PM