Omaha – Barbara MacDonell was born on July 1st, 1934 in Elkins, WV to George Lawrence Howell and Helen Lona (Cordell) Howell. She graduated from Green Bank, WV high school in 1951. She married Roderick D. MacDonell III on November 8th, 1957 in Portsmouth, OH They lived in several states before moving to McCook, NE in 1982. Survivors include two sons, Charles MacDonell of Omaha, NE and George MacDonell and wife Heidi of Corrales, NM, and two grandchildren, Emily and Peter MacDonell.
Memorials may be given in her name to Southwest Area Training Services of McCook, NE.