Eva M. McDonald

Born: Fri., Mar. 5, 1954
Died: Mon., May 28, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., May 31, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., May 31, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Eva M. McDonald, 64, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  She was born on March 5, 1954 in Quincy, IL to Robert and Carolina Spann Cawthon.  Eva married John McDonald on September 24, 1977 in Barry, IL and he survives.

Eva was a stay at home mother for many years before going on to work at McDonald's, where she worked for over 13 years.  She loved spending time with her grandkids and talking on the phone with her friends and family.  She collected angels and refrigerator magnets, and rose and lilac bushes were her favorite.  Eva enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and really loved being able to stay in touch with people through social media.  She also attended church at The Crossing in Pittsfield.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John McDonald; four sons, Jimmy (Morgan) McDonald of Littleton, IL, Robert (Terry) Smith of Peoria, AZ, Doug (Tami) McDonald of Pittsfield, IL, and Mark (Amy) McDonald of Barry, IL; eleven grandchildren, Sam Hetrick, Eli Norton, Mark Norton, Madison Moore, DaeLyn McDonald, Gavyn McDonald, Austin Mason, Courtney Mason, Dustin Mason, Mark McDonald Jr., and Tyler McDonald; one great grandchild on the way; three brothers, Robert Cawthon of Springfield, IL, John (Terry) Cawthon of Barry, IL, and Gary "Whiti" (Cathy) Cawthon of Barry, IL; two sisters, Maxine Bates and Donna Cawthon, both of Barry, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Grace McDonald; a brother, William Cawthon; and her Pomeranian, Buddy.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Clint Weir officiating.  Visitation will be prior to the service on Thursday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Interment will be at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Mike and Marian Fretueg
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Jimmy, Morgan, and family,
So sorry to hear about Jimmy's Mother. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Marian Fretueg

Terry and Patti Allen
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family for your loss. We're praying for you all.

Estella Zilic
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
I am very sad to hear of your loss, I will pray for you and your family. Eva was always cheerful when I would see her at the store. She was a lovely lady.

Eric Powell
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Sorry for your loss sending prayers. Eva was a good co-worker and a good person she will be missed very much.

Edith & Joe Johnson
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Condolences on the loss of your Mother Eva. Your memories of her will be in your heart forever. God bless.

Myron Baughman
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Sorry about this person my stepfather was William S Cawthon of Mansfield Ohio who from Pittsfield IL I was would to know if she family members in Ohio State

Brenda D Scranton
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
John, Was so sorry to hear about Eva, My prayers are with you all

   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
My thoughts & prayers go out to the family on your loss. She was a wonderful lady & will be trully missed.

   Posted Thu May 31, 2018

To Robert & his family; you are all in my thoughts & prayers during this grieving time. May god be your strength in the days to come. Love

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