In Loving Memory…

Mark D. McDonald

Mark Dwain McDonald, 59, of Sedalia, died Monday, March 5, 2018, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.

He was born March 23, 1958, in Sedalia, to William “Bill” Armstrong and Deloris (Knoles) Allen. He was raised by his adoptive parents, John and Audrey McDonald.

Mark worked for 35 years at Sedalia Outdoor Sports. He knew everything there was to know about fishing and hunting, and enjoyed both of those hobbies. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoyed spending time at the Sedalia Rod and Gun Club.

He later worked in maintenance at Heber Hunt Elementary and Smith-Cotton High School.

He was a member of the Masons, Scottish Rite and the Shriners.

Mark was baptized at the Stewart Avenue Church of Christ. He will be remembered as a generous and caring man with a big heart.

Surviving are three sisters, Debra Hostetter Ward, of Smithton, Tammy Wimmer, of Oak Grove, and Leanna Powers, of Edwards; several nieces and nephews; and cousins including Robert Knapp and John Knapp.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Keith Corbett; and a nephew, Jordon Powers.


Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Boatman officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Honorary bearers will be Dave Woolery, Robert Knapp, John Knapp, Adam Hendricks, Chuck Johnson and Curt Wimmer.

Memorials are suggested to Sedalia Rod and Gun Club.


  1. Dorothy Schroder :

    So very sorry to hear of Mark’s death. My sincere sympathy and prayers of comfort to his family and friends. Class of 1977 classmate.

  2. Karrie Ketchum-Craig :

    I am so sorry to hear about Marks passing. My thoughts are with his family.

  3. Linda Bickel :

    So sad to hear that Mark has passed. A fellow classmate and a good friend. You will be missed. God Bless the family.

  4. Annitta Henry :

    Rest in Paradise my dear friend! You will always be remembered!!

  5. Michelle Lynn Davis :

    I am so Sorry to hear about Mark, he was a very nice person. and a Great Friend. He will be greatly Missed. Prayers for the Family. Gone but not forgotten, for we will see him again one day!

  6. Mike and Shirley McMurdo :

    Sorry to hear today of Marks passing. He was a good friend of my father, Jack McMurdo. Prayers with his family..

  7. Michele (Muffy) Potts :

    Prayers to you all. Mark was a wonderful, happy and fun individual. He will dearly be missed. He was a close friend to my two brothers and myself. My son as well adored him. God bless you Mark. Will see you again someday.

  8. Earl and Vanessa Monteer :

    Sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of need.

  9. Mike and Ginnie Powers :

    So very sorry for all of you,Mark was a great guy.Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you

  10. Corey Harris :

    sorry for you loss. he will definitely be missed. He was a very good friend and a great guy!!!!!!

  11. Jack and Diane Stevens :

    We did business with Mark for several years. He became a very good friend during that time. So sorry to learn of his passing.

  12. Carolyn Bauer :

    Mark’s family,
    I was saddened to read of Mark’s death. I was privileged to get to know Mark through
    the process of a land transfer. The Bauer family of Stover sends their condolences. Mark was
    a good neighbor and I know he enjoyed his times in the woods.

  13. Kathy Garner Smeltser :

    Deepest sympathy to Mark’s family. I was a friend of Mark’s for 35 years. He was always smiling. I will miss his smile and friendship.

  14. Allen Jay Askey :

    This man will be missed, by myself, my children, and surely anyone that ever was blessed by knowing him. He was what every man should strive to be. He was caring, kind hearted , and always tryed to lend a helping hand. He was so knowledgeable, in everything as far as hunting & fishing . It truly saddens my heart, that he is now gone. I will miss you , my friend.

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