April 1, 2016


Inez Louisa McDonald – Bedford
January 19, 1920 – March 29, 2016
Inez Louisa McDonald, 96, of Bedford, died peacefully at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Johnson Christian Village, Bedford, with her loving family at her side.
Born January 19, 1920, in Loogootee, IN, she was the daughter of Gus Arvin and Nora (Graves) Arvin.
She married Leo H. McDonald on September 11, 1941; he preceded her in death on November 11, 1991.
She was a homemaker; a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, for 58 years; a charter member of the Daughters of Isabella, #697, of St. John’s Catholic Church, Loogootee; a charter member of the Lawrence Co. Organ Club; a member of the Bedford Regional Medical Center (now I. U. Health) Auxiliary (Yellow Jackets) and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church Caring Committee. Inez loved meeting people and making new friends. Her wonderful smile and sense of humor brought joy to everyone that knew her. Her love for God and her family was evident in her daily life. When you saw Inez, you also saw her rosary dangling from her hand. She was never without it. This special lady will be missed every day by her loving family, but we are celebrating her eternal life in Heaven, and being reunited with the love of her life!
Surviving are four sons, Gary (Phyllis) McDonald, Bolivia, NC, Jim (Mickey) McDonald, Wylie, TX, Ray (Marya) McDonald, Deltona, FL and Gus (Karen) McDonald, Walled Lake, MI; one daughter Mary Ann (Chuck) Buttz, Bedford; 12 Grandchildren, Patrick McDonald, Bobbie Jo McDonald, Sean McDonald, Dawn Rogers, Katherine Buckner, Shannan McDonald, Jeremy Buck, Brandon Buck, Donnie Buck, Trisha Morrow, Jennifer DiSanza, and Audrey McDonald; and two step-grandchildren, Scott Buttz and Amy Glenn; 12 great-grandchildren and one due in August; sister-in-law, Dorothy Flynn; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her Parents; her husband; her step-mother, Esther (Waggner) Arvin; two brothers, Robert and Paul Arvin; and one step-brother, Robert Waggner.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call on Monday from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m. The Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

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