Hense  McDannald

Obituary of Hense McDannald

FRANKLIN – Hense L. ‘Bud’ McDannald 89, died peacefully surrounded by his family on the morning of Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Passavant Hospital. He was born February 2, 1927. In his youth, he grew up in Concord area the son of Lester Wilkerson McDannald and Lorena M. (McDaniel) McDannald. He married Ruth M. Doolin on October 16, 1947 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Murrayville and she survives. He is also survived by six sons, Terry (Sherri) McDannald and Rick McDannald of Franklin, John (Norma) McDannald, St. Joseph, IL, Gerald McDannald, Waverly, Scott McDannald, Springfield and Pat McDannald, Jacksonville; four daughters; Mary (John) Peterson of Alexander, Louise White, South Jacksonville, Katherine (Bill) Gobbel, Swan, Iowa, and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (friend, Chris Garner) Springfield, 24 Grandchildren, 31 Great-Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, special cousins, Jim (Gladys) Miller of Jacksonville and Walt Miller of Indiana, and numerous cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lester, Monte, William, Ernest & Nimmie McDannald, his sisters Georgia Cox, Jennie Fanshier and Decima McDannald Miller, also special cousins, Lorena Miller and Cecelia Miller Jackson, and one granddaughter, Becky Peterson.

An Army veteran of WWII, he served as an infantryman in Germany. Upon returning from the Army he worked for the Illinois State Highway Department for several years, the Nesco plant in Jacksonville and later he was engaged in farming in the Franklin area until his retirement in 2000.

Bud loved farming and playing his guitar, singing and jamming with his friends, brothers and cousins, and meeting with his morning coffee drinking buddies at the Junction. He was always willing to help neighbors and strangers. He taught by example with a great work ethic. His faith and hope was in God.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on his birthday, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, with burial and military rites at St. Bartholomew Cemetery in Murrayville. The family will meet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. A prayer service will be conducted at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehab or the Combined Veterans Ceremonial Team. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.