Margery K. McDonald

July 26, 2022

Margery K. McDonald, 75, of Frankfort, went peacefully to be with her Lord while surrounded by family and friends on July 26, 2022 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.  She was born on November 10, 1946 in Frankfort to Paul and Wilma (Rogers) Benge.  She married Simon J. McDonald and he preceded her in death.

Margie was a 1965 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and graduated from the House of James Beauty School in Frankfort.  In 1983, she opened her own beauty shop, Hair Happening, styling hair for over 20 years.  She was the General Manager of Hoops Sports Bar and Restaurant and had tended bar at the American Legion for a time.  She retired from working in 2011.  Margie was very welcoming and opened her home to several throughout the years.  Her favorite saying was Live – Laugh – Love and that she did.  She enjoyed traveling with her Ya-Ya Sisters, with whom she had been friends since high school.  Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Margie’s laughter will be greatly missed!

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Margie’s honor to the American Legion Post #12, 451 W. Clinton Street, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Visitation and Services

A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Son: Phillip “Skip” (Lora) McDonald of Frankfort, IN; Daughter: Kelli Bogan of Colfax, IN; Siblings: Diane Bower of Lafayette, IN, Dave (Mary Ann) Benge of Andalusia, IL, Rob (Linda) Benge of Frankfort, IN, and Lori (Mack) Perkins of Brookston, IN; 6 Grandchildren; and 11 Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.


Leave your Condolences

22 Condolences for “Margery K. McDonald”

  1. Linda Ostler July 29, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Judy A Louks July 29, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Friends are the best presents God gives us. Margie was that. I have precious memories of so many fun times. I am sitting here crying and laughling at the same time. This is when it is so hard to live so far away. Know she will be so missed!

  3. Connie Blubaugh July 29, 2022 at 9:12 pm


  4. Linda (Shepherd) Schendel July 29, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Dear Family – you are in my thoughts and prayers as Margie was a classmate. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.

  5. Phyllis(adkinns) bressler July 29, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    To sorry to hear of Margie’s passing. I graduated with her in 1965 from Frankfort high school. Our sincere condolences to the family.

  6. Bob Ferguson July 29, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Margie, was a great friend from our high school days to here recently. She will be

  7. Rita York July 29, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    I’m so very sorry for the lost of your mother!!!She was a very sweet person!!!

  8. Danielle McBee July 30, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I always thought about her throughout the years. I always remember hanging out with Kelly at the house and hearing your mom’s laugh with her coffee and cigarette before going to work! She always made me feel welcome. I’ll miss you Margery R.I.P

  9. Mary Patchett July 30, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Sorry to hear of Margie ‘s passing. She was always a fun loving, generous person. She willl be sorely missed by all.
    Prayers to her family.

  10. Lori Snyder July 30, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Rob, Lori and Families,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Margie was a sweet lady.
    I know she will be missed.
    Prayers going up for all of you at this time.

  11. Bob & Janie Shurr July 30, 2022 at 11:17 am

    Margie was a true friend for
    Many years! Sending Peace prayers to her family!

  12. Debbi Pope Trella July 30, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers

  13. Lynn Maish July 30, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    So sorry for your thoughts and prayers are with Linda and family..your mom will be greatly missed..till we meet again..

  14. Sarah Bogard July 30, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Margie was a great lady! I’m so sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Love sent to her family!

  15. Jo Ellen Clark July 31, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    What a fun, sweet lady who was a joy to know!
    My sympathies…..

  16. Carol James August 1, 2022 at 11:11 am

    I will always remember Margies laugh and smile. She was fun and could always make you feel better. She will be missed so much. Love, hugs and prayers to my second family. My hearts are with you all during this time.

  17. Terri Bowles August 1, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Dear Rob,

    I’m saddened to hear of the passing of your sister Margie. May God bring you and the entire family comfort and peace.

    Terri Bowles

  18. John&Darla Large August 1, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss…. Prayers for family and friends..

  19. Patricia Spray August 3, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    So sorry of Margie passing. She was one of kind sweet lady. She had a great family. She would do anything to help someone. Patty Spray

  20. Sandy and Marty Bailey August 3, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the calling or service since we now live 150 miles away. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Kevin’ Stout August 4, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Although it’s been some time since I’ve seen Margie she touched my life many years ago and I’ve never forgot her. She was the funny, serious, creative voice of reason for Skip and me in our late teens and early twenties. Many many a day and night you could find us sitting at Margie’s kitchen table talking, laughing and learning, she was my much needed second mom!! Time , jobs , family takes us in different directions but Skip, Lora , and Margie stayed in my mind and my heart . She’ll be greatly missed , what a great lady , what a great mother, RIP Margie RIP

  22. Stephanie Arnett August 5, 2022 at 8:45 am

    The last time I saw you you were in ICU with covid. Kelli and I suited up and came in and you were in such good spirits you were talking and everything. Now you’re gone. May you rest in peace and may you watch over your family. I’m sorry for your loss we know you’re in a better place. I love you all

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