Susan Jane McDonald, 64, Vassar: Sept. 1, 1957 – Dec. 31, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Susan Jane McDonald, 64, Vassar: Sept. 1, 1957 – Dec. 31, 2021

VASSAR, Kan. – Susan Jane McDonald, 64, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Topeka, Kan. She was born Sept. 1, 1957, in Independence, Kan., the daughter of Jack Stratton and Catherine Bullock.

Susan grew up in Independence and had lived near Vassar, Kan., with her husband for the last 22 years.

Susan was a wife, mother of three children, six grandkids, three stepchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Susan was a registered nurse, having worked for the Osage County Health Department, and also previously working as a traveling nurse in several states. Susan supported Autumn Acres Animal Rescue and she had been involved in Lions Club International. She had been a district governor in the Lions Club.

Susan is survived by her husband, William McDonald, of the home; two daughters, Brandy Williams and Gabrielle Shatto and her husband; son, Josh Helderman; three stepchildren, Tim Johnson, Mac McDonald and Bill McDonald Jr.; her father and stepmother, Jack and Kay Stratton; her stepbrother, Donnie Stratton; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time on Saturday. A luncheon will follow at the Lyndon Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Lyndon Lions Club or the United Stroke Alliance, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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