Kathryn V. McDonald (Katie) died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at her home in Shawnee, Kan.
Kathryn V. McDonald (Katie) died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at her home in Shawnee, Kan. She was 86 years old.
Katie was born May 20, 1927 in Wadsworth, Kan. to John H. Yates and Martha Symington Yates. She was a lifelong resident of Leavenworth until her move to Shawnee Senior Living in October 2011. She attended Bain City Elementary School and graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1944. She worked as a bookkeeper and telephone operator prior to her marriage and later was the office manager for the Fort Leavenworth Credit Union.
She married Edward R McDonald (Mac) on January 24, 1948. They were married for 53 years. They were avid square dancers for many years. Katie also enjoyed bird watching, gardening and reading. She was a member of the Women's Community Y and Friends of the Library in Leavenworth.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Dalby (Garry) Arlington Va.; son Michael McDonald (Janice), Shawnee, Kan.; brother, John Yates (Connie) Lansing, Kan.; and sister, Bette Anderson, Meriden, Kan. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Gregory Dalby, Torrance, Calif. and Kathryn Dalby, Arlington, Va., and three great grandchildren, Melanie, Ashley, and Matthew Dalby, Torrance, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward McDonald and two brothers, James Yates and Theodore Yates.
Visitation will be 10:30 to noon on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth. Interment will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Women's Community Y, Leavenworth. Condolences may sent to www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com