Donna G. Dahl McClaughry, 94 of Lake Ozark, Missouri passed away Thursday December 5,
2019 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri.
A native of Nebraska, she was born January 9, 1925 in Hooper, Nebraska the daughter of the
late Clarence and Florence (Ruwe) Dahl. She graduated from Hooper High School in 1942, attended
Midland Luther College and graduated with a degree in Music from the University of Nebraska,
Lincoln in 1946.
Following graduation Donna taught music in both Valley and Arlington, Nebraska. On June 20,
1948 she was united in marriage to Larry Eldon McClaughry, DVM in Fremont, NE who
preceded her in death in 1994. Larry practiced Veterinary Medicine in Arlington, NE in
partnership with Dr. Jack Cady. In 1953 the McClaughry’s moved to Omaha, NE where they
had a private veterinary practice until 1982. While in Omaha, Donna was the organist for
Countryside Community Church in Omaha for many years.
Donna was a 70 year member of PEO (Chapter CH) and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi
In 1982 the McClaughry’s retired to the Lake of the Ozark, MO from Omaha. While living at the
Lake, Donna was a clarinet player with the Lake Area Orchestra. She was also a member of
Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach serving on a number of boards and
Donna was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan, an accomplished organist and clarinet player,
she enjoyed singing in the church choirs and with the Lake Area Chorale.
Donna became a resident of Lakeside Meadows in 2015 where she developed many
friendships and was cared for by a warm and loving staff.
She is survived by two sons: Michael (Melanie) of Lake Ozark, Missouri , Patrick (Susan) of
Omaha, Nebraska and grandchildren; Kelley & Courtney McClaughry, Sam (Kimmy) Walker.
A Sister, Joan (Richard) Hamlin, Naples Florida and their children, Betsy Hamlin, WI, and Bob
A private family service will be held in Nebraska at a future date.
Memorials may be made to;
Harper Chapel United Methodist Church
5567 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065; Cottey College Attn: Institutional Advancements 1000 W. Austin Blvd. Nevada, MO 64772
Glenn Korff School of Music C/O University of Nebraska Foundation,
1010 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, NE. 68508
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