Ethel McDonald


Ethel L McDonald, 93, of Seymour, passed away Saturday November 26, 2022, at Schneck Medical Center. Ethel was born on March 30, 1929, in Washington County to Albert and Iva Nowling Cole

Ethel was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and belonged to the 107 Club. She loved to cook, bake, and loved sports, especially Indiana University basketball.

Ethel was preceded in death by her younger son, Larry McDonald, her parents, eight sisters, and two brothers.

She is survived by children, Ron (Sharon) McDonald of Columbus, Kathy (Jerry) Prevatt of Indianapolis, and Jennifer (Sinclair) Wheeler of Indianapolis. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, and twenty two great grandchildren.

Ethel was loved by many but most of all she loved her family.

Funeral services will be held at Voss and Sons Funeral Service with Rev. Jerry VanKuiken officiating. Calling will be Sunday December 4, 2022, from 2pm to 5pm. Service will be Monday December 5, 2022, at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Larry McDonald Band Fund at Community Foundation of Jackson County, 107 Community Drive, Seymour, Indiana 47274 or online at

You are invited to read Ethel’s online obituary at, where you may sign the online register book or leave a condolence for the family.