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-Eileen Marie McDonald-

Eileen Marie McDonald, 67, of Fredonia, Iowa, died Friday, March 23, 2007, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services for Eileen were Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at 1:30 pm at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction, Iowa. Pastor Betsey Neipert officiated. Burial was in the Columbus City Cemetery. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Eileen’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the McDonald family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Eileen Marie Cline was born November 18, 1939, in Fredonia, Iowa to Albert and Marie Ella (Swails) Cline. On February 3, 1957, Eileen was united in marriage to Otho H. McDonald in Aledo, Illinois. Eileen had worked as a Home Health Aide for Louisa County for 28 years. She enjoyed camping, playing cards, bingo, attending flea markets and especially spending time with her family.

Eileen will be dearly missed by her husband of 50 years, Otho H. McDonald of Fredonia; her children, Sheila Eckrich and her husband, Kenneth of Fairfield, IA, Layton McDonald of Fredonia and Heath McDonald and his wife, Kimberly of Washington, IA; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Marilie Cline.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 brothers, Allen and Clayton.

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