Pharos-Tribune

Obituaries

June 24, 2012

Martha Joan Rose McDonald

LOGANSPORT — Martha Joan Rose McDonald, 87, went to be with the Lord March 24, 2012.

Martha was born Nov. 27, 1924, in Kokomo, to Jesse Bowman Rose and Veneda Marie Robertson Rose.

At the age of 10, her parents moved to Logansport. She liked school and loved each of her teachers. She dreamed of China, ships and airplanes. The teachers said that would never happen, but she had a good imagination.

After graduating from Logansport High School, she worked for Logansport Gas Company as an accountant and clerk. While going to school, she earned money working at Mabien’s Laundry and helped with some bills.

In 1942, she joined the U.S. Navy. Basic training for her was in New York. As specialist third class, she was stationed in Washington, D.C. That is where she met and dated a sailor, Gail Vincent “Mac” McDonald. They were married Oct. 1, 1948. He died July 15, 1992.

They both were given honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy.

Martha and Mac chose to live in Washington, D.C. He worked in the Pentagon as a secretary, and she worked for the Department of Commerce and still had time for E.H., reading, volunteering for politics and church projects. They belonged to the American Legion and other organizations.

Martha loved to gain more knowledge. She took classes at the University of Maryland most of her life. She loved spring, especially in Washington, D.C., when the cherry blossoms were beautiful and smelled so good.

She loved to go sightseeing. She directed and went with friends and family to the important sites and scenes of D.C. Things for fun were picnics, bowling, line dancing, card and other games, crossword puzzles, bicycle riding, talking with her neighbors, talking on the telephone and, most recently, Wii bowling.

She was able to go on trips to other states but would never go on an airplane.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • OBT-PT041814 Leaetta.jpg Leaetta J. Douglas Leaetta J. Douglas, 78, Royal Center, passed away unexpectedly at 12:50 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Logansport Memorial Hospital. Born on June 12, 1935, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Emerson and Geneva (Schreckenghaust) Verno

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lloyd Howard Miller FLORA -- Lloyd Howard Miller, 98, Flora, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Sterling House, Kokomo. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until his funeral at 1 p.m. Monday at Flora United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry DeVos offic

    April 18, 2014

  • Kara C. Brown Kara C. Brown, 51, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at her home. A gathering of friends and family will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Roches

    April 18, 2014

  • OBT-PT041814 Artrip Brian.jpg Brian G. Artrip KOKOMO -- Brian G. Artrip, 42, Kokomo and Lebanon, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home in Lebanon. He was born May 30, 1971, in Logansport. He was adopted by Larry E. and Shirley A. (Nolte) Artrip. Brian was attend

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donnabelle Sieber DELPHI -- Donnabelle Sieber, 101, Delphi, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Tri Kappa service on Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home, with the funeral service to

    April 18, 2014

  • OBT-PT041714 Zellers.jpg Linda L. Zellers WARSAW -- Linda L. Zellers, 73, Warsaw, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw after a long-term battle with cancer. On May 27, 1940, she was born in Logansport, to John H. and Helen K. (Lowe) Watts

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Sue Kripisch WINAMAC -- Karen Sue Kripisch, 57, Winamac, formerly of Medaryville, passed away at 5:32 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Rensselaer Care Center, Rensselaer. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Friday at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel

    April 17, 2014

  • Rickey W. 'Nib' Hughes Sr. MICHIGAN CITY -- Rickey W. "Nib" Hughes Sr., 65, Michigan City, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Inpatient Hospice at Saint Anthony Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home, 121 N. Union St., Delphi, with

    April 17, 2014

  • Norma Rowe ROCHESTER -- Norma Rowe, 73, Rochester, passed away at 3:24 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at Life Care Center, Rochester. A celebration of the life of Norma Rowe will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Friend

    April 17, 2014

  • OBT-PT041714 Nickels.jpg Ronald J. 'Nick' Nickels KOKOMO -- Ronald J. "Nick" Nickels, 70, Kokomo, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 20, 1943, in Logansport, the son of Ivan and Louise (Conn) Nickels. On Feb. 4, 1967, he married Judy Tyler, who preceded h

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should mushroom hunters be allowed to forage off-trail in Indiana state parks?

Yes
No
Undecided
     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.