EVANSVILLE — Thelma L. McDonald, 87, of Evansville, formerly of Princeton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at Good Samaritan Health Center in Evansville.

She was born Nov. 11, 1933 in Francisco to Thomas and Minnie (Robling) Whitehead. She married Rev. Robert A. McDonald in 1951 and they were blessed with 67 years together before his passing in 2018.

Thelma served beside her husband at Francisco Gospel Ministry Church for 60 years playing piano and helped with the books at the family gas station “McDonald-Sinclair Gas Station.” She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Thelma is survived by her son, Michael McDonald; grandchildren, Hayden McDonald and Kimberly (McDonald) Winters; step-grandchildren, Lisa Stewart McEllhiney and Tracy Stewart Schlottman; great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Smith and Kayden Smith; nieces and nephews, Steve Whitehead, Mayla Buckner, Kathy Little, Jay Brown, Ronald Houchins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Don Whitehead, Jim Whitehead, and Lois Grubb.

A graveside funeral service is at 1 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2020 at Francisco Cemetery in Francisco officiated by Reverend Jeff Bryant. Interment will follow. Social distancing and masks are recommended. There will be no visitation.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to the Francisco Gospel Ministry Church in care of Ben Davis, PO Box 338 Francisco, IN 47649.

Online condolences may be given at ColvinFuneralHome.com where you may also light a candle in loving memory of Thelma. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the McDonald family through this time.


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