Mary Ann Everhart McDonald, Class of 1972

Posted Dec 10, 2021

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Mary Ann Everhart-McDonald ’72 died Oct. 11, 2021. She was born on Sept. 2, 1950, in Columbus OH, to the late Richard and Mary Beth ’39 (Cade) Everhart. Mary Ann was a proud member of Girl’s State and participated in the Women’s Softball league. She graduated from Brookhaven High School and Otterbein College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education and was involved in basketball, volleyball, tennis, student government, the Women’s Athletic Association, and cheerleading, as well as a member of Epsilon Kappa Tau sorority. She then attended Southern Illinois University where she received her Master of Science in Education degree in one year and went on to the Ohio State University where she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree and completed her residency.

Mary Ann went on to build her own successful medical practice and was, proudly, a key player in the drug testing program for the US Olympic team. Along with her extensive educational and career success, Mary Ann was an active member in her church and enjoyed various hobbies and pursuits including her beloved pets, wildlife, traveling, leading bible studies, annually attending and volunteering at the gospel gathering Diana Singing, and always, always learning.

Mary Ann is survived by husband, Garald McDonald; children, Heather McDonald and Tim (Molly) McDonald; sisters, Linda Kay Pomante and Nancy Lee ’77 (Pete) Grigiss; grandchildren, Brittany, Marah, Callie, and Aidan McDonald; and numerous extended family and close family friends.