Jean Marie McDonald, 56, passed away February 10, 2020

Jean Marie McDonald, 56, of Benton Harbor, lost her battle to cancer on Monday, February 10, 2020 at her home. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3 PM at Full Gospel Assembly Church, 4640 E. Snow Rd., Berrien Springs. Friends may visit with the family from 12 PM until the time of the service at the church. Following the service, there will be a potluck gathering; the family asks that those attending to please bring a dish to pass. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle Hospice,, or The Marie Yeager Cancer Center, marieyeagercancercenter/donate/make-a-donation . Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Jean was born on January 9, 1964, to George, Sr., & Cora (Emde) Daday in St. Joseph. For many years Jean worked in the home health care industry tending to the needs of others. On nice days, Jean would love to visit the local garage sales and see what deals she could find because “a dollar or less but free is best” is a motto she enjoyed to live life by. She would also love to take road trip with her family, never being the driver, but embracing being the passenger so she could take in watching all of her surroundings. She also liked to make jewelry, visit zoo’s and anything that deals with lighthouses and unicorns. However, what Jean loved the most in her life was her grandchildren. Spending time with them always gave her the biggest smile.

Jean is survived by her father, George Daday, Sr.; children, Jerry (Caitlyn Murdock) McDonald and Elizabeth (Dustan Dushuanack) McDonald; grandchildren, Morgan, Ward & Keilyn Cheney, Lilly Dushuanack, Xoey & Chloe McDonald, Ethan Merrill, and Serenity & Tucker McDonald; significant other, Llyod Glupker; siblings, Arlene Dull, George Jr., & Bobby Daday; half-sister, Georgia; and, brothers-in-law, Jeff Bush, Jerry Sisk, and Willie Limburg.

Jean was preceded in death by her mother, Cora; son, Thomas McDonald II; and siblings, Debbie Bush, Kathy Sisk, Janet Limburg, and Steve Daday. 

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