posted on IADECATU-L@rootsweb.com Sunday July 6 2003 by Nancee Seifert firstname.lastname@example.org
Another obituary I thought might be of interest to someone out there. It was sent to me, however, they are not my McDaniel family. Regards, Nancee (McMurtrey) Seifert
Source unknown, but I believe it is from a Decatur County, Iowa newspaper, of 1959.
Earnest Lee McDaniel, oldest son of John B. and Mahalia Evans McDaniel, was born July 22 1893 in Eden Township, Decatur County, Iowa and passed away at his home in Leon, January 30, 1959, at the age of 64 years, six months and eight days.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I. After receiving his discharge, he was engaged in farming. On February 28, 1920 he was united in marriage to Florence Williams, of Leon, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Walter, of near Leon, and Freda Mae OSBORN, of Davis City, Iowa. He leaves to mourn his passing his widow, two children, and eight grandchildren. They are Mahalia, Wayne, Gerald, Kathryn Ann and Carol Jean McDaniel and Marcia, Ramona, and Brenda OSBORN, of Davis City. Also one daughter-in-law, Maxine McDaniel, and one son-in-law, Lorraine OSBORN, of Davis City. All of which he dearly loved. Lee spent his entire life on the farm, except the time spent in the Navy, until the year 1951 when he and his wife moved to Leon, where he spent the rest of his life. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, Roy McDaniel, and Nellie Maynard of Leon; Minnie Dale of near Pleasanton; Edythe Dobson of Lineville; and Johnnie, of Augusta, Kansas; also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, also one sister, Ora Richardson.
He was a kind and loving father, and will be sadly missed by those who knew him.
He was a member of the Grand River Lodge No. 78 A.F. & A.M. for 12 years and a charter member of the V.F.W. Post No. 3778 of Leon.
Funeral services were conducted from the Stewart Funeral Home in Leon, Sunday February 1, 1959 at 2:00 p.m., conducted by George R. Lamb, Pastor of the Leon Assembly of God Church, and burial was made in the Leon Cemetery. The organist was Mrs. Freda Boies. The music was furnished by a male quartette.
"CARD OF THANKS"
We wish to take this means to thank each and everyone who sent flowers, food, cards of sympathy, and comforting words. It will always be remembered.
Mrs Florence McDaniel
Mr & Mrs Walter McDaniel and Family
Mr and Mrs FL OSBORN and Family
copied by Nancee (McMurtrey) Seifert
July 6 2003