Claude Dean McDonald-Budd (Divine) was born on August 5, 1925. She moved to Heaven on June 30, 2018. She married Jack J. McDonald September 1941. They had three children. They are Jacqueline L. (Tom) Ball, Jasper, Patricia S. Baugh, Golden City, and Darrel L. (Michelle) McDonald, Golden City. They were proud to have nine grandchildren. They are Tom Ball, Jasper, Derik Ball, Jasper, Robin Jones, Belton, Terri Edwards, Kirksville, Kalyn Terry, Walnut Grove, Randie Hawkins, Golden City, Justin Anderson, Webb City, Quintin McDonald, Golden City and Coltin McDonald, Golden City. They were also blessed with 13 great grandchildren.

Claude Dean married Claude Melvin Budd on September 25, 2004 and welcomed eight step children. They are Ronald D. Budd, Jasper, Glenda S.Taylor, Cunningham, Kansas, Donna K. Osterdyke, Jasper, Gloria J. Beeman Humboldt, Kansas, James M. Budd, Rogersville, Robyn K. Carter, Jasper, Loretta L. Bowerman, Halltown and Melissa L. Carter, Jasper. She also welcomed many new grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Claude Dean was preceded in death by her parents, Blanche, and Sam Divine; her husbands Jack McDonald (April 17, 1991) and Melvin Budd (June 12, 2005), her brothers and sisters Virgil Divine, Mary Clements, Sam Divine, Malinda Stillabower, and five others at infancy.

Claude Dean dedicated her life to serving God, her family, and others in need. Claude Dean was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was co-owner of McDonald Construction Company and worked as the bookkeeper for many years. Claude Dean loved serving her church and community. She enjoyed time with her friends of the Stone Club where they quilted, baked, and worked on service projects together. She loved serving in the choir and bell choir at church. She was a member of First Christian Church of Golden City, Missouri.

Claude Dean will be missed but she leaves behind many special memories and a reminder to serve others before yourself. Her family celebrates her life and her ultimate dream of an eternity with Jesus.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Daniel Funeral Home. Rev. Dave Powell will officiate. Graveside services will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery 685-689 SE 115th Ln., Golden City, MO.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Daniel Funeral Home 1201 Broadway St., Lamar, Missouri.

Contributions are suggested to Golden City First Christian Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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#2 Golden City, MOJoanne/Claude Howard 2018-07-07 20:57
Claude Dean was a wonderful, encouraging woman that will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
#1 LamarTina Felkner 2018-07-05 14:27
Claude Dean was a very special lady. I always enjoyed getting to attend Stone Club meetings in the summer with my mother and grandmother, while I was growing up. Blessings and prayers to all of her family.

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