Marvel Valerie McDonald, 78, Bison, formerly of WaKeeney, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Locust Gove Village in La Crosse.

She was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Quinter to Roy and Vera (Michel) Albin. She was a 1958 graduate of Quinter High School. She continued her education at Cloud Community College and Fort Hays State University to pursue nursing.

She married Merlyn McDonald on July 4, 1959. She was a registered nurse in WaKeeney, Longmont, Colo., and Hays, until retirement in early 2000.

Survivors include three sons, Stan L. McDonald, Morland, Bryan K. McDonald, Raymore, Mo., and Scot L. McDonald, Colby; a daughter, Brenda K. Hoopingarner, Otis; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney; burial in Union Cemetery, Collyer.

There will be a visitation and viewing from noon until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hays Humane Society or Locust Grove Village Nursing Home, La Crosse in care of the funeral home.

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