Anne Elizabeth (Donnelly) McDill

Anne Elizabeth (Donnelly) McDill

Anne Elizabeth (Donnelly) McDill

Cedar Rapids

Anne Elizabeth (Donnelly) McDill, 87, of Cedar Rapids, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 21, 2024. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at The Legacy Center at Murdoch-Linwood in Cedar Rapids. Celebration of Life will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids, with Pastor Terry Van Wyk officiating. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website tribute page for Anne under “photos and videos or media,” starting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Anne was born in Glasgow, Scotland on May 5, 1937, along with her twin brother Bill, to William and Annie (Laurie) Donnelly. She married George McDill on September 8, 1966, in Scotland and moved to the USA on the second last voyage of the Queen Mary in 1966 and became a US Citizen in 1975. They had three children, Don, Diane, and David. Anne and George later divorced after 20+ years of being together, but later spent the last nine months of George’s life together in the same care facility.

Anne went to the Royal Academy of Music and earned her licentiate in piano teaching and taught so many people how to play the piano, held piano recitals and her students played in the school music contests. She was the choir director at Hus Presbyterian Church for four years. Anne was also a member of the Beethoven Club.

Anne was a devout Christian and loving mother and was always available for her children. Anne took care of over a hundred children over the 50+ years of doing in-home daycare. She had a real love and heart for children. She gave to several children’s charities over the years including Compassion International, St. Jude’s Cancer Research, Project Smile, and many others.

Anne was an active member of Hus Presbyterian Church, where she was the Pastor’s wife, an Elder, a Deacon and she enjoyed volunteering and singing in the choir. She was also a member of the Hawkeye Area Grand Gaelic Isles Society (HAGGIS), a Scottish group where she loved to reminisce with others from her homeland and sing the old Scottish songs at the Robert Burns Suppers.

Anne took special care of her mother for twelve years before she passed away on January 3, 2000.

Anne especially enjoyed family times and get-togethers. She was very proud of her family and all their accomplishments.

Survivors include her three children, Don (Chelsey) McDill of Cedar Rapids, Diane (Terry) Van Wyk of Cedar Rapids and David (Sandi) of Colorado Springs, CO; seven grandchildren, Zach (Rachael) McDill, Ashley (Nate) Bunger, Max McDill, Karissa Lockhart, Hannah, Colin and Faith McDill; two step-granddaughters, Amanda (Ryan) Davis and Marissa (Gabe) Ackerson; three great-grandsons, Easton, William and Kaiden Bunger; four step-great-grandchildren, Kelly Davis, Ashlynn, Briar and Aubree Ackerson; sisters-in-law, Sybil Donnelly and Martha McDill; a very close cousin, Anne Taylor; along with many nieces, nephews and other family members overseas.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents; and twin brother, Bill, on July 6, 2021.

Anne’s children would like to thank The Gardens of Cedar Rapids for their loving care given to our mother over the past five years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Heart Association in memory of Anne.

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