Shawn Kelly McDonald


    Shawn Kelly McDonald of Rolla, Missouri was born December 4, 1971 in Rolla, Missouri to John S. and Wilma J. (Maxwell) Arthur and passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at the age of 47 years.


    Shawn was a 1990 graduate of Rolla High School.
    She began her working career at Walmart Store #101 at age 16 and worked there for 31 years.
    On October 2, 1993 Shawn married Tommie L. McDonald.
    Shawn was a member of the Rolla Church of Christ and was saved as a young teenager. She also served as the leader of the Young Riders 4-H group of Rolla, Missouri.
    Shawn loved to be on the farm. She enjoyed raising chickens, teaching children about agriculture and being a “show mom.” Shawn’s passion was children and cattle.
    She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Tommie L. McDonald; her parents, John and Wilma Arthur; daughters, Emma Murphy and husband Tyler of Rolla, Missouri and Tommie McDonald of Rolla, Missouri; son, Jacob McDonald of Rolla, Missouri; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mac and Sharon McDonald of Rolla, Missouri;  two sisters, Shannon Baker and husband Travis of Rolla, Missouri and Kim Parker and husband Wes of Rolla, Missouri; four brothers-in-law, Keith McDonald and wife Susie of Rolla, Missouri, Steve (Chris Bartle) Sturgeon of Rolla, Missouri,  John Sturgeon and wife Jamie of Rolla, Missouri and Stan McDonald and wife Monique of Stow, Maine;  sister-in-law, Darlene McDonald of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Shawn’s wishes were to be cremated and her ashes spread on the family farm.
    Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Rolla Church of Christ in Rolla, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Rolla Church of Christ with Andy Cassidy officiating.
    Arrangements under the direction of Rolla Cremation and Memorial in Rolla, Missouri.