Rosemary McDonald

March 13, 1927 ~ February 18, 2020 (age 92)


Blythewood, SC…Rosemary McDonald, age 92, died on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Pruitt Health Blythewood.

Born in Sumter, SC, she was a daughter of the late John Clifton McDonald and Mildred Mary Wactor McDonald.  Rosemary attended school in Sumter and graduated from Edmunds High School.  She lived the majority of her life on Poinsett Drive and was a longtime member of St. John United Methodist Church.  Living a life with cerebral palsy, Rosemary was a very strong and independent woman and even taught herself how to drive.  She was very beloved in her community and served as the primary caregiver to her mother until her death.  Rosemary loved to travel and especially enjoyed her Disney Cruise and vacations with her cousin Sherry.

She is survived by three special cousins, John Henry Thomas Jr. and his wife Beverly of Sumter, Casey Thomas of Manning and Sherry T. Garris and her husband Rod of Pinewood, SC.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:30 pm at Sumter Cemetery.

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Graveside Service
February 21, 2020

2:30 PM
Sumter Cemetery
700 W Oakland Ave
Sumter, SC 29150

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