Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


April 26, 2014

Judith A. McDonald, 75

Judith A. McDonald, 75, Batesville, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at St. Andrews Health Campus. 

Born April 14, 1939, in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of Eva (Lorenzen) and Leroy Cotton. She married Hubert “Mac” McDonald Feb. 1, 1960, in Reno, Nev., and he preceded her in death Oct. 12, 2006. 

Judy served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-60 and would become a homemaker after the service.

Her daughters described Mom as a sports junkie. She watched it all, from football to tennis and everything in between. An avid Reds fan, she also looked forward to March Madness and rooting for Duke and liked to watch Tom Brady play. Although her daughters didn’t care for her taste in basketball and football teams, they teased that they wouldn’t hold it against her. 

The time she and Mac spent in the service kept the family on the move fairly often. Judy would enjoy decorating each new location, turning it into home for the family, as well as spending time working in the yard and in her flower beds. Mom liked animals and the girls always remember having a dog in the house. They also remember coming home from school to watch "Star Trek" and "Dark Shadows" with her. And while she was pretty proficient at crossword puzzles, well, maybe not so much in the kitchen. Judy liked to travel and a belated honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls was among her favorites.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Schmidt, Batesville, and Teresa Kepner, West Lafayette; and grandchildren Kevin, Trisha, Tiffany and Keith. 

Visitation is Wednesday, April 30, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. funeral services at Weigel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Manchester. The family requests memorials to the Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Fund.


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