Mona McBrayer


Monna McBrayer, 84, passed away Saturday, May 29, surrounded by family at Edgewood Memory Care in Mitchell, SD.

A Celebration of Life will be held on June 5, 2021, at Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell with visitation at 10am and services at 11am.

Along with her twin sister Donna, Monna was born to Lawrence (Pat) and Marcella Muntefering, in 1936, and grew up on a farmstead west of Ethan, SD. In 1954, Monna married Jack McBrayer and together they built a life that lasted nearly 67 years making friends and creating memories in Kennebec, Watertown, Pierre and Mitchell.

For most of her life, Monna was a stay at home mom and loving mother to five children and two foster sons. When not busy with kids, Monna and Jack loved dancing and could be found most Saturday nights out on the dance floor until the last song was played. Once the kids were nearly grown, Monna went to work in retail where she not only helped customers but found an outlet for her love of shopping! Upon their return to Kennebec, Monna opened an in-home childcare which continued when they relocated to Mitchell. Caring for children brought Monna the greatest joy – there was nothing she loved more than spoiling her “babies.”

Grateful for sharing her life are her husband of 66 years, Jack; her children Kathy (Don) Diedrich, Sioux Falls; Konnie Cotten, Mitchell; Karen Murphy, Rapid City; Kurt McBrayer, Mitchell; Kory McBrayer, Mitchell; and Dennis Onihan, Fort Thompson; along with 10 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Monna is preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Jeanette and Don McBrayer, Sr., twin sister Donna Wagner, son-in-law Rich Murphy and foster son, Gene DeMarrias.

Expressions of condolence can be mailed to 1532 E. Hanson Avenue, #2, Mitchell, SD 57301. Memorials should be directed to the Greater Lyman Foundation.

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