MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Rita Darlene (Stafford) McDonald, 70, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013, at her home.
Born on Nov. 17, 1942, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of Beulah A. (Barger) and the late Joseph M. Stafford. Rita was the only daughter of six siblings.
Rita spent the majority of her life living and working in Paw Paw, W.Va. She retired from the Morgan County Public School System after 32 years of service. Rita loved spending time with her family and her children, she will be sadly missed by all of them.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, is her husband, James “Jim” McDonald, whom she married on June 8, 1960 and spent 53 wonderful years with; her children, James McDonald Jr. and wife Lisa, of Alexandria, Va. and Jodie Steffee and husband David, of Huntingtown; five grandchildren, James McDonald III, John McDonald, Lauren McDonald, Joseph Steffee and Sara Beth Steffee and five brothers, Johnny Stafford, Doug Stafford, Steve Stafford, Rocky Stafford and Mark Stafford.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home P.A. 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland (www.scarpellifh.com) on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Harold R. McClay Jr. officiating.
Interment will be Sunset Memorial Park.