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Roberta Anne McDonnell, age 90 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday June 20, 2017 in Clinton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM Friday June 23rd at Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton. Visitation will be held Thursday 5 7 PM, with a rosary recited at 7:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be at St. Marys Cemetery in Clinton. Memorials may be directed to the St. Paul Center in Steubenville, OH. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Roberta was born on May 11, 1927 in Omaha, NE, the daughter of William and Anna (Abel) Reilly. She graduated from Bethlehem Academy in Faribault, MN. She received her registered nursing degree in Jamestown, North Dakota. On May 17, 1950, Roberta married Donal J. McDonnell in Clinton and they were married 36 years until Don passed away in 1986. Roberta worked at Jane Lamb Hospital (Clinton) in obstetrics for a number of years before raising their son and daughter and returned to work for more than 10 years after her son went off to college.

Roberta is survived by her son, Stephen McDonnell of Colleyville, TX; her grandson Mark McDonnell of Austin, TX and his wife Sang and their children (her great grandchildren) Benjamin, Katherine, Charlotte and Josephine; and granddaughter Suzanne McDonnell of New Orleans, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband Donal McDonnell, her daughter Marcia McDonnell and her parents William and Anna Reilly. Memorials may be directed to the St. Paul Center in Steubenville, OH.
Published on June 20, 2017
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