Geraldine “Jerri” Mae McDonald, 87, of Bellefontaine passed away Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014 at her home. She was born in Logan County on June 27, 1926 to the late Philander and Edith (Lambert) Nickell. On May 16, 1946, she married Robert S. McDonald in Rushsylvania and he preceded her in death on January 12, 1999. Jerri was also preceded in death by a son William Lee McDonald, brothers George Nickell and her twin Gerald Ray Nickell, a sister Katie Pritchard, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law Marion and Robert McDonald.
Jerri was a member of Harper United Methodist Church since the age of 6, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. Recently, she was attending the Church of the Brethren in Bellefontaine. She had worked as an assembler at Bulldog Electric. Jerri was also active with the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild and the Senior Citizens. She was an avid fisherman, avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds fan.
Jerri is survived by sons Robert D. (Rita) McDonald of DeGraff, Les H. (Becky) McDonald of Bellefontaine; daughters Beverly Streator of Bellefontaine, Paula Wilcoxon of Zanesfield, Janice Shreve of Bellefontaine, and Peggy (Marvin) Wilcoxon of Bellefontaine; 17 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Pat & Don Saylor of Perrysville; and special friends Pat Snapp and Lillian Davis, both of Bellefontaine.
Pastor Fred Clogg will officiate funeral services at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11am. Visitation will be held Friday, January 3, 2014 at the funeral home from 4-7pm. Burial will be in Rushsylvania Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health Hospice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.