Helen Viola McDaniel, 88, of Holden Manor Care Center in Holden, a former Marshall resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at Lee's Summit Medical Center in Lee's Summit.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, with funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Rev. Dale Bean will officiate. Organist Ramona Bullington will play "Amazing Grace" and "In the Garden." Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Alzheimer's Association or First Assembly of God Church in Marshall, in care of Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 16, 1919, the daughter of the late Perry "Dallas" Gordon and Norean Tuders Gordon of Marshall. She was married to Roy McDaniel, who preceded her in death. Helen loved sewing, traveling, bowling, dancing and fishing. She was also an avid goose, duck and pheasant hunter. For several years in the 1950s and 1960s Helen worked closely with local youngsters by organizing bowling leagues and traveling with them to bowling tournaments around the state.
Survivors include two brothers, William Gorden and his wife, Jule, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and John Gordon and his wife, Mary, of El Paso, Texas; three sisters Mary (Gordon) Barnes and her husband, Keith, of Oak Grove, Esther "Cris" (Gordon) Schall and her husband, Herbert, of Holden, and Katherine "Kit" (Gordon) Buckley and her husband, Sam, of Dearborn. She also has many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and several great-great-nieces and -nephews as well as many friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Milton Perry Gordon and James Dallas Gordon; one sister, Grace (Gordon) Welch; and her long-time friend, Mary Tarr.
Additional information provided per family recompense.