Nancy Margaret McDonald
1942 - 2021
BORN
1942
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Madison Chapel
325 Demaree Drive
Madison, IN
Nancy Margaret Davis McDonald, PhD, age 79, of Simpsonville, South Carolina entered this life on February 1, 1942 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She was the loving daughter of Harold Louis "Beano" and Emma Margaret Claflin Davis. She was raised in Madison and was a 1960 graduate of Shawe Memorial High School. She was raised in the Catholic faith and member of the Prince of Peace Church in Madison. Nancy was a 1969 graduate of Western Kentucky University with her bachelor of arts in English and received her Masters Degree in 1970. Nancy then attended Vanderbilt University to work on her doctorate and completed her PhD at Florida Atlantic University in 2013. On June 10, 1972 Nancy was united in marriage to Aaron McDonald in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This happy union of nearly 49 years was blessed with a daughter, Victoria Claflin McDonald. Nancy began her 38-year career teaching English at the University of Cincinnati and Owensboro Community College. She then taught English and Astronomy at Western Kentucky University and then for 22 years at Palm Beach State College and was a Professor of English and Honor's Liaison. She had co-owned and co-operated with her husband McDonald Engineering Corp. in Palm Beach Gardens for 20 years. Dr. McDonald had a passion for Astronomy, writing, piano, needlework and was an avid reader. She held memberships in Phi Kappa Phi, Mensa, Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Fraternity, and the National Collegiate Honors Council. Nancy never lost her love for her beloved hometown Madison and enjoyed writing a column in The Madison Courier for several years. She was a founding member of St Ignatius Loyola Cathedral Parish. She loved her German Shepherd dogs, studying genealogy, and collecting rocks. She fought a gallant fight with Multiple Sclerosis. Nancy always blessed others with her intelligence and warm smile. She loved teaching and enjoyed her time in Florida and had most recently moved to be near her daughter. Nancy died on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 6:40 p.m. at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, South Carolina with her loving family at her side. Nancy will be missed by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 49 Years, Aaron McDonald of Simpsonville, South Carolina; her beloved daughter, Victoria Claflin McDonald Cottle and her husband, Joseph Edward Cottle, Jr. of Greenville, South Carolina; her loving granddaughter, Katherine Taylor McDonald Cottle Alexander and her husband, Jeffrey Alexander; her adoring great grandchildren, Oliver Aaron Alexander and Lorelei Hazel Alexander; her cousins, Linda Claflin Sage and her husband Bill of Madison, Indiana, Emma Deveary of Madison, Indiana; her brothers-in-law, David McDonald and his wife, Linda of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, James Robert McDonald of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Jonathan G. McDonald and his wife, Lori of Henderson, Kentucky; and other family members. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Louis "Beano" Davis, died October 21, 1992, her mother, Emma Margaret Claflin Davis, died December 17, 2005, and her sister, Mary Anne Davis "Bird" Potter, died July 11, 2007. Mass will be celebrated by Father Christopher Craig on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 413 East Second Street in downtown Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery, 600 West Fifth Street in downtown Madison, Indiana.

Friends may visit Tuesday from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. The Rosary will be prayed on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers my mom's wishes were that donations be made to any of the following in her memory. The Prince of Peace Catholic Church Madison In., Guatemalan Maya Center, Lake Worth, Fl. and/or McCall Hospice House Simpsonville, SC. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover or at the church. Online condolences, remembrances and memorials can be left at www.morgan-nay.com
Published by Post and Courier - Greenville on Apr. 2, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
6
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Madison Chapel
325 Demaree Drive P.O. Box 250, Madison, IN
Apr
6
Rosary
6:00p.m.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Madison Chapel
325 Demaree Drive P.O. Box 250, Madison, IN
Apr
7
Visitation
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Madison Chapel
325 Demaree Drive P.O. Box 250, Madison, IN
Apr
7
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
413 East Second Street, Madison, IN
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