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Robert “Bob” Preston McDonald, age 70, of Lamar, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Barton County Hospital after a sudden illness.

Bob was born July 25, 1943 at Lockwood, MO to Preston Leonard and Ledora Marguerite (Dorsett) McDonald.  In 1961, he graduated from Lockwood High School.  The next year on April 20, 1962, he married Margaret Mae Harper, and together they raised three children.

Bob was a truck driver for Safeway for many years, retiring in 1992. He attended Lamar First Baptist Church and also enjoyed golf, fishing, and farming. He loved watching the Chiefs and Royals and all his grandchildrens' games and activities. But what brought the most joy to his life was having family together and traveling with his wife.

Bob  leaves behind his wife of 51 years, two sons, Mark & Shelly McDonald of Monett, MO, and John & Laura McDonald of Lamar, MO; one daughter, Lisa & Doug Ball of Overland Park, KS; nine grandchildren, Melissa McDonald, Bryce McDonald, Hannah McDonald, Sarah McDonald, Alyssa Berry, Darcy McDonald, Leah McDonald, Emily Ball and Megan Ball; and one sister, Elaine Gall of Branson, MO.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Friday, October 18, 2013 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Morehead Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to Lamar First Baptist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#10 Green Ridge MoCarolyn Miller 2013-10-25 09:25
Hi Margaret. bless your heart and God be with all of you. I had only met him a couple of times but You I have known for a long time and just want you to know I care and send my love and prayers. I believe he is with his Lord now and will be there when you get there too. My sincere hugs from afar and thinking of you. Carolyn Miller, class of 58.
#9 Rockwall, TXBarry Buchanan 2013-10-24 19:25
Sorry for your loss.
#8 Deerfield IllinoisWayne and Maria Davis 2013-10-17 21:04
Will miss my cousin bob Our thoughts and prayers to your family
#7 Baxter Springs, KansasDeAnne Binns and Goggie 2013-10-17 14:19
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. Our prayers are that God will wrap his arms around you and your family and comfort all of you at this sad time.
We didn't know Bob that well but we are convinced that he had to be a special man to raise a daughter like Lisa. She has been a blessing to our family.
#6 Pierce City, MOJason & Kirsten Perry 2013-10-17 13:50
Mark, we are praying for your family. May God give you comfort during this time of loss.
#5 Lamar, MOChris & Chastity O\Neal 2013-10-17 13:08
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Margaret and the whole family.
#4 Sheldon, MOCharlotte Danley 2013-10-16 19:00
Margaret, my heart aches for you. Praying for God to comfort you and your family during this sad time.
#3 Wichita, KansasJim and Cheryl Donecker 2013-10-16 16:06
Margaret, it is with sad hearts that we find that Bob has left us. Please accept our prayers for you and your family knowing that he is with Jesus now.
#2 Lamar, MORon & Denzil Divine 2013-10-16 06:07
I was so shocked to see this in the paper this morning. Our prayers are with you Margaret and your family. May God comfort you and give you peace at this time
Ron and Denzil
#1 Verona MORandall and Dorothy Whitson 2013-10-15 16:37
Our warmest thoughts and prayers from friends of Bob's son Mark

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