Betty McDonald, 77, of Fort Smith passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. She was born Oct. 13, 1937, in the Greenwood Community to the late John and Bonnie Raney Covert. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Keck; two sisters, Juanita Starr and Sybil Smith; and two brothers, Larry and Bobby Jack Covert.

She is survived by her husband, David McDonald of the home; a son, Steven McDonald and wife Laura of Greenwood; a sister, Johnnie Bartlett of Ozark; two grandchildren, Chris McDonald of Greenwood and Julia Moon of Fort Smith; and a great-granddaughter, Annabelle Moon of Fort Smith.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren.

To place an online tribute, go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.